Imonti
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Meaning Of Word Priss

Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:31 pm

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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RE: Meaning Of Word Priss

Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:38 pm

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.
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RE: Meaning Of Word Priss

Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:48 pm

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.
 
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RE: Meaning Of Word Priss

Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:19 am

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.
 
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RE: Meaning Of Word Priss

Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:50 am

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.
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RE: Meaning Of Word Priss

Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:54 am

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

Ok, so what is a prude? I think the terms are interchangeable.
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RE: Meaning Of Word Priss

Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:04 am

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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RE: Meaning Of Word Priss

Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:08 am

Arnold would use the term "Girly Man" before "Priss".  Smile
 
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RE: Meaning Of Word Priss

Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:09 am

priss/prissy also frequently implies snobbishness or haughtiness, particularly when describing women. A prude is a different animal altogether.
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RE: Meaning Of Word Priss

Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:43 am

Thanks, I was under the impression it was meant to be used to some one who is sweet or innocent.
 
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RE: Meaning Of Word Priss

Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:30 am

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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