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Adjective: prim (primmer,primmest)  prim
  1. Affectedly dainty or refined
    "the village is as prim as it was 20 years ago";
    - dainty, mincing, niminy-piminy, twee [Brit]
     
  2. Exaggeratedly proper
    - priggish, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed [archaic], straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian, bluenosed [US], uptight
Verb: prim (primmed,primming)  prim
  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
    - prim up, prim out

Derived forms: primmer, prims, primmest, primmed, primming

See also: proper, refined

Type of: apparel, change, clothe, compact, compress, constrict, contract, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate [archaic], press, raiment [archaic], squeeze, tog

Encyclopedia: Prim, Virginia