Prissy vs Prismy - What's the difference?

prissy | prismy |


As a proper noun prissy

is a diminutive of the female given name priscilla.

As an adjective prismy is

(archaic) pertaining to a prism.

prissy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • excessively prim, proper, particular or fussy
  • * 1949 , Raymond Chandler, The Little Sister
  • She was a small, neat, rather prissy -looking girl with primly smooth brown hair and rimless glasses
  • * 22 March 2012 , Scott Tobias, AV Club Cabin Boy [http://www.avclub.com/articles/cabin-boy,71269/]
  • As Nathanial Mayweather, heir to the Mayweather Hotel fortune, Elliott doesn’t disdain the hoi polloi so much as he considers everyone, even the faculty and headmaster at the prissiest private school in existence, to be part of it.
  • well-mannered, well-behaved
  • Derived terms

    * priss

    References

    prismy

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (archaic) Pertaining to a prism.
  • (Webster 1913)