Pries vs Priss - What's the difference?

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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.

pries

English

Verb

(head)
  • (pry)
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    pry

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) pryen, . More at (l).

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To look where one is not welcome; to be nosey.
  • To look closely and curiously at.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Watch thou and wake when others be asleep, / To pry into the secrets of the state.

    Noun

  • The act of prying
  • An excessively inquisitive person
  • Etymology 2

    1800, ("lever"), construed as a plural noun or as a 3rd person singular verb.

    Noun

    (pries)
  • A lever.
  • Leverage.
  • Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To use leverage to open or widen. (See also prise and prize.)
  • priss

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • (informal) A prissy person
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To dress or behave in a prissy manner
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