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Meaning of PRIM

Pronunciation:  prim

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
  2. [adj]  affectedly dainty or refined
  3. [v]  dress primly
  4. [v]  contract one's lips; "She primmed her lips after every bite of food"
  5. [v]  assume a prim appearance; "They mince and prim"

PRIM is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, priggish, prim out, prim up, prissy, proper, prudish, puritanical, refined, square-toed, straightlaced, straitlaced, tight-laced, twee, victorian
 See Also: apparel, change, clothe, compact, compress, constrict, contract, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, press, raiment, squeeze, tog



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Prim\, n. [See {Privet}.] (Bot)
    The privet.
  2. \Prim\, a. [OF. prim, prin, prime, first, principal. sharp,
    thin, piercing, fr. L. primus first. See {Prime}, a.]
    Formal; precise; affectedly neat or nice; as, prim
    regularity; a prim person. --Swift.
  3. \Prim\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Primmed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To deck with great nicety; to arrange with affected
    preciseness; to prink.
  4. \Prim\, v. i.
    To dress or act smartly. [R.]