Definition of prezzie in English:


(also pressie)


  • A present.

    ‘a birthday card and prezzie for Chris’
    • ‘‘Nan gets lots of pressies because of being 95 and is inundated with gifts,’ said Jackie.’
    • ‘There is now quite a nice little stack of birthday pressies in the corner of the bedroom.’
    • ‘I had some cards and a pressie waiting for me in the post.’
    • ‘So I ended up with a much higher salary, 4 weeks off, and leaving pressies - can't argue with that.’
    • ‘This week has been a good one, I got birthday pressies that were totally unexpected, I got stuff I bought off e-bay, and I have been nominated for president.’
    • ‘A refuge worker who called in to collect the pressies was overjoyed.’
    • ‘Well, I did buy one Christmas pressie and Mum bought a birthday pressie but apart from that nothing.’
    • ‘With special offers on beauty products and a wide range of flowers, plants, confectionery, gifts, cakes and wine, if you're struggling to decide on the perfect prezzie, gift vouchers could be the solution.’
    • ‘A group of ex-pats had clubbed together to provide pressies for an orphanage in town and we showed up (with Santa) to deliver.’
    • ‘I still think it was a lovely gesture on the part of my folks to give it to me, and it's still one of the best birthday prezzies ever.’
    • ‘Last night we gave Dad a lift over to my Brother's to take his birthday pressies.’
    • ‘I think Benji had fun over his birthday, he certainly got millions of lovely cards and some nice pressies.’
    • ‘If you're looking for Christmas pressies that don't take up much space, or for someone who really does have everything, then I can thoroughly recommend the new breed of catalogues which ship your gift to someone who needs it.’
    • ‘I would love to claim that I'm far too mature and sensible to need birthday pressies - but the simple truth is that I'm far more shallow than I care to admit!’
    • ‘If you fancy exchanging separate prezzies, check out what's on offer for men beyond the socks-and-cufflinks variety.’
    • ‘Now it's off to try and fix the garden fence (which as mysteriously fallen down though I haven't noticed much wind of late) before wrapping Xmas pressies and heading off for five days of family Xmas joy.’
    • ‘Yesterday, I went shopping for Xmas prezzies and ended up buying myself a karaoke machine instead.’
    • ‘This would be great for my Mother as a light-hearted pressie to go with her card, so I purchased it.’
    • ‘She's at St. Richards maternity ward if anyone wants to visit and take prezzies!’
    • ‘I'm taking the afternoon off to eat lunch at our favourite restaurant (if we can fit it in after our mid-morning indulgences), and then go buy myself a birthday prezzie.’
    present, donation, offering, contribution, handout, presentation, bestowal, largesse, alms, charity, bonus, award, premium, bounty, boon, favour, bequest, legacy, inheritance, settlement, subsidy, grant, endowment, benefaction
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1930s (as presee): abbreviation.