Definitions for: Prim

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Prim, n. [See Privet.] (Bot)
The privet.

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.

Prim, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Primmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
To deck with great nicety; to arrange with affected
preciseness; to prink.

Prim, v. i.
To dress or act smartly. [R.]

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

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