Definition of prissily in US English:

prissily

adverb

  • See prissy

    • ‘Instead he just turns a page of his newspaper prissily, not even looking up.’
    • ‘We each turned to Antonio who was gazing prissily at his nails, examining them closely.’
    • ‘‘You shouldn't laugh at other's mistakes, Lionel,’ she said prissily.’
    • ‘It was perched prissily on the pillow of Mr. and Mrs. Chonce's neatly made bed.’
    • ‘‘I'd know, and that's enough,’ Dennis said rather prissily.’

Pronunciation

prissily

/ˈprisəlē/