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prig



Pronunciation: (prig), [key]
n.
a person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity, fussiness about trivialities, or exaggerated propriety, esp. in a self-righteous or irritating manner.

prig



Pronunciation: (prig), [key]
v., prigged, prig•ging,
n.


v.t.
Chiefly Brit.to steal.

v.i.
1. Scot. and North Eng.to haggle or argue over price.
2. Brit. Informal.to beg or entreat; ask a favor.

n.
Chiefly Brit.a thief.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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