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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