As verbs the difference between pries and priss
is that pries
is while priss
is to dress or behave in a prissy manner.
As a noun priss is
(informal) a prissy person.
From (etyl) pryen, . More at (l).
To look where one is not welcome; to be nosey.
To look closely and curiously at.
- Watch thou and wake when others be asleep, / To pry into the secrets of the state.
The act of prying
An excessively inquisitive person
1800, ("lever"), construed as a plural noun or as a 3rd person singular verb.
To use leverage to open or widen. (See also prise and prize.)
(informal) A prissy person
To dress or behave in a prissy manner