Priggish to Primipara
(Prig"gish) a. Like a prig; conceited; pragmatical. Prig"gish*ly, adv. Prig"gish-ness, n.
1. The quality or state of being priggish; the manners of a prig. Ed. Rev.
2. Roguery; thievery. [Obs.] Fielding.
(Prigh"te) obs. imp. of Prick. Chaucer.
(Prill) n. [Cf. Brill.] (Zoöl.) The brill.
(Prill), v. i. To flow. [Obs.] Stow.
(Prill), n. A stream. [Obs.] Davies
(Prill), n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
1. (Mining) (a) A nugget of virgin metal. (b) Ore selected for excellence.
2. The button of metal from an assay.
(Pril"lion) n. Tin extracted from the slag.
(Prim) n. [See Privet.] (Bot) The privet.
(Prim), a. [OF. prim, prin, prime, first, principal. sharp, thin, piercing, fr. L. primus first. See
Prime, a.] Formal; precise; affectedly neat or nice; as, prim regularity; a prim person. Swift.
(Prim), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Primmed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Primming.] To deck with great nicety; to
arrange with affected preciseness; to prink.
(Prim), v. i. To dress or act smartly. [R.]
(Pri"ma*cy) n. [LL. primatia, fr. L. primas, -atis, one of the first or principal, chief, fr. primus
first: cf. F. primatie. See Prime, a.]
1. The state or condition of being prime or first, as in time, place, rank, etc., hence, excellency; supremacy.
[R.] De Quincey.
2. The office, rank, or character of a primate; the chief ecclesiastical station or dignity in a national church; the
office or dignity of an archbishop; as, the primacy of England.
(||Pri"ma don"na) ; pl. E. Prima donnas It. Prime (#) Donne (#). [It., fr. primo, prima,
the first + donna lady, mistress. See Prime, a., and Donna.] The first or chief female singer in an
Prima facie evidence (of a fact) (Law), evidence which is sufficient to establish the fact unless rebutted.
(||Pri"ma fa"ci*e) [L., from abl. of primus first + abl. of facies appearance.] At first view; on
the first appearance.
(Pri"mage) n. [F.] (Com.) A charge in addition to the freight; originally, a gratuity to the captain
for his particular care of the goods (sometimes called hat money), but now belonging to the owners
or freighters of the vessel, unless by special agreement the whole or part is assigned to the captain.