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Meaning Of Word Priss  
User currently offlineImonti From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 3671 times:

Hi all can some one please help me and tell me what a Priss is?

I was always under the impression it is a girl who is very sweet and innocent, although this person who thinks he is a highly intelectualy person just called me a prissy little bitch?

Please enlighten me as to what it means as im quite confused?

Thanks

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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 3666 times:

A "priss" is a man (usually; it's rarely if ever used for women) who's overly fussy about things, very easily offended at even the most slightly crude humor.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineImonti From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 3656 times:

oh truly wonderful. Well I did figure one thing out if you ever lend people money dont ask them to pay you back as they get pissed off and upset.

My self and 3 "friends" went fo France and I did all the bookings for our apartment nd transport there and between them they ow me about $1300

Well I gave them a break down of their invoices for each person about 3 weeks ago. On sunday I sent them all a txt message saying hey guys kinda pay. They got all pissed off so I said to one who stabed me in the back with some thing else arnt u planning on paying me so they all got offensive and stuck up.

And I got called up a stuck up little prissy bitch. A wanker etc etc.


User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 3642 times:

priss as a man?

i've generally heard a woman referred to as being prissy. men too though.

molly rinwald's character in the breakfast club that was prissy.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

priss as a man?
i've generally heard a woman referred to as being prissy. men too though.


You're right, the term can be used for women, however it's more derogatory when used with respect to a man - there's the suggestion that a prissy man may be a little light in the loafers, so to speak.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

I also heard priss usually used in reference to a woman.

Ok, so what is a prude? I think the terms are interchangeable.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13517 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3625 times:
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I think the word "priss" (generally meaning someone who is overly sweet/innocent or perhaps overly prim and proper - also overly fussy) originated from the word "pristine."


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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

Arnold would use the term "Girly Man" before "Priss".  Smile

User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3619 times:

priss/prissy also frequently implies snobbishness or haughtiness, particularly when describing women. A prude is a different animal altogether.


I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
User currently offlineImonti From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3607 times:

Thanks, I was under the impression it was meant to be used to some one who is sweet or innocent.

User currently offlineAviaction From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

PROSA,
please, for all of us here whose mother-tongue is not English, what on earth does "a little light in the loafers" mean? When and how would I use this expression ... without risking a black eye or being sued?



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