Definition of pruney in English:

pruney

(also pruny)

adjective

  • 1Prim; affected. Originally in "pruney and prismatic (or prismy)": = "prunes and prismy".

  • 2Resembling or characteristic of a prune.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Dickens (1812–1870), novelist. From prune + -y.

Pronunciation

pruney

/ˈpruːni/