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prissy

adjective uk   /ˈprɪs.i/ disapproving us  
always behaving and dressing in a way that is considered correct and that does not shock: a prissy sort of a woman
prissily
adverb uk   /-ɪ.li/ us  
Translations of “prissy”
in Chinese (Traditional) (行為和衣著)拘謹的, 一絲不苟的, 刻板的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (行为和衣着)谨小慎微的, 刻板的…
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