AskDefine | Define prim

Dictionary Definition

prim adj
1 affectedly dainty or refined [syn: dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, twee]
2 exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts" [syn: priggish, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian]

Verb

1 assume a prim appearance; "They mince and prim"
2 contract one's lips; "She primmed her lips after every bite of food"
3 dress primly [syn: prim up, prim out] [also: primming, primmed, primmest, primmer]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To make affectedly precise or proper.

Adjective

  1. prudish, overly correct in behaviour, straight-laced

Translations

Romanian

Etymology

primus

Pronunciation

/prim/|lang=ro

Adjective

  1. prime, first

Declension

Antonyms

Extensive Definition

Prim may refer to either of the following:
prim in German: Prim
prim in Korean: 프림

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