Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “prim”

See all translations

prim

adjective uk   /prɪm/ (primmer, primmest) disapproving us  
very formal and correct in behaviour and easily shocked by anything rude: She's much too prim and proper to drink pints of beer.
primly
adverb uk   /ˈprɪm.li/ us  
primly dressed
Translations of “prim”
in Spanish formal, remilgado…
in French guindé…
in German steif…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一板一眼的, 拘謹的, 古板的…
in Russian чопорный…
in Turkish soğuk ve resmî, fazla ciddi, kolay alınan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一板一眼的, 拘谨的, 古板的…
in Polish sztywny, pruderyjny…
(Definition of prim from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of prim?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “prim” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

justice

fairness in the way people are dealt with

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

flower beard noun

January 19, 2015
a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what’s come to be known as ‘the flower beard.’

Read More