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prig

 (prĭg)
n.
1. A person who demonstrates an exaggerated conformity or propriety, especially in an irritatingly arrogant or smug manner.
2. Archaic
a. A petty thief or pickpocket.
b. A conceited dandy; a fop.
tr.v. prigged, prig·ging, prigs Chiefly British
To steal or pilfer.

[Origin unknown.]

prig′ger·y n.
prig′gish adj.
prig′gish·ly adv.
prig′gish·ness n.

prig

(prɪɡ)
n
a person who is smugly self-righteous and narrow-minded
[C18: of unknown origin]
ˈpriggery, ˈpriggishness n
ˈpriggish adj
ˈpriggishly adv
ˈpriggism n

prig

(prɪɡ)
vb, prigs, prigging or prigged
another word for steal
n
another word for thief
[C16: of unknown origin]

prig

(prɪg)

n.
a person self-righteously concerned with the observance of proprieties.
[1560–70; formerly, coxcomb]
prig′gish, adj.
prig′gish•ly, adv.
prig′gish•ness, n.
prig′ger•y, n.

prig


Past participle: prigged
Gerund: prigging

Imperative
prig
prig
Present
I prig
you prig
he/she/it prigs
we prig
you prig
they prig
Preterite
I prigged
you prigged
he/she/it prigged
we prigged
you prigged
they prigged
Present Continuous
I am prigging
you are prigging
he/she/it is prigging
we are prigging
you are prigging
they are prigging
Present Perfect
I have prigged
you have prigged
he/she/it has prigged
we have prigged
you have prigged
they have prigged
Past Continuous
I was prigging
you were prigging
he/she/it was prigging
we were prigging
you were prigging
they were prigging
Past Perfect
I had prigged
you had prigged
he/she/it had prigged
we had prigged
you had prigged
they had prigged
Future
I will prig
you will prig
he/she/it will prig
we will prig
you will prig
they will prig
Future Perfect
I will have prigged
you will have prigged
he/she/it will have prigged
we will have prigged
you will have prigged
they will have prigged
Future Continuous
I will be prigging
you will be prigging
he/she/it will be prigging
we will be prigging
you will be prigging
they will be prigging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prigging
you have been prigging
he/she/it has been prigging
we have been prigging
you have been prigging
they have been prigging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prigging
you will have been prigging
he/she/it will have been prigging
we will have been prigging
you will have been prigging
they will have been prigging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prigging
you had been prigging
he/she/it had been prigging
we had been prigging
you had been prigging
they had been prigging
Conditional
I would prig
you would prig
he/she/it would prig
we would prig
you would prig
they would prig
Past Conditional
I would have prigged
you would have prigged
he/she/it would have prigged
we would have prigged
you would have prigged
they would have prigged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prig - a person regarded as arrogant and annoyingprig - a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

prig

noun goody-goody (informal), puritan, prude, pedant, old maid (informal), stuffed shirt (informal), Holy Joe (informal), Holy Willie (informal) She was heartily disliked by everyone as a prig and a bore.
Translations
متَباهٍ بِنَفْسِه
domýšlivec
selvglad person
Tugendbold
beképzelt ember
sjálfumglaîur maîur
pasipūtėlispasipūtėliškaipasipūtėliškas
pūslisuzpūtīgs cilvēks
namyslenecsamoľúby človek
kendini beğenmiş kimseukalâ

prig

[prɪg] Ngazmoño/a m/f, mojigato/a m/f

prig

[ˈprɪg] n (= self-righteous person) → modèle m de vertu (ironic)

prig

n (= goody-goody)Tugendlamm nt (inf); (= boy also)Musterknabe m; (= snob)Schnösel m (inf); don’t be such a prigtu doch nicht so

prig

[prɪg] n don't be such a prig!non fare il(la) moralista!
what a prig she is! → ma chi si crede di essere!

prig

(prig) noun
a person who is too satisfied with his/her own behaviour, beliefs etc.
ˈpriggish adjective
ˈpriggishly adverb
ˈpriggishness noun
References in classic literature ?
At the station the colonel put some money into Smith's hand and bid him good-by, saying, "Take care of your young mistress, Reuben, and don't let Black Auster be hacked about by any random young prig that wants to ride him -- keep him for the lady.
If I had time, and was not in mortal dread of some prating prig of a servant passing, I would know what all this means.
And with all his success, and his evident satisfaction with his lot, the man was neither a prig nor a teetotaller.
As for the lives of one's neighbours, if one wishes to be a prig or a Puritan, one can flaunt one's moral views about them, but they are not one's concern.
This was manifestly a prig of the first water, and there was no use arguing with him.
He said to himself, "He must be a miserable prig who would act the pedagogue here: one might as well go and lecture the trees for growing in their own shape.
if they had not looked so very heavy, so very soulless, so very indifferent to all things in heaven above or in the earth beneath, I could have pitied them greatly for the obligation they were under to trail after those rough lads everywhere and at all times; even as it was, I felt disposed to scout myself as a privileged prig when I turned to ascend to my chamber, sure to find there, if not enjoyment, at least liberty; but this evening (as had often happened before) I was to be still farther distinguished.
Every ignoramus of a fellow who finds that he hasn't brains in sufficient quantity to make his way as a walking advertiser, or an eye-sore prig, or a salt-and-batter man, thinks, of course, that he'll answer very well as a dabbler of mud.
A prig would have said that he had lost culture, and a prude that he had become coarse.
Oh, tallish, dark, clever--talks well--rather a prig, I think.
He told Arch he was a prig and a parson, and Arch told him he wasn't a gentleman.
On the contrary, he was a moral prig," Haythorne blurted out, with apparently undue warmth.