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prissy adj
1 exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts" [syn: priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian]
2 excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow" [syn: dainty, nice, overnice, squeamish] [also: prissiest, prissier]

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  1. excessively prim, proper, particular or fussy


excessively prim, proper, particular or fussy

Extensive Definition

Priscilla is an English female given name adopted from the italian Priscilla, derived from the Latin priscus (old). One suggestion is that it is intended to bestow long life on the bearer.
It appears in the New Testament variously as Priscilla and Prisca.
It first appears in English literature in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queen (1596) and was adopted as an English name by the Puritans in the 17th Century.
  • Diminutive forms include Cilla, Pris, Prissy, and Scilla.
Famous bearers of the name include:

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