prim 1 (prĭm)
adj. prim·mer, prim·mest
a. Precise or proper to the point of affectation; excessively decorous.
b. Strait-laced; prudish.
2. Neat and trim: a prim hedgerow.
v. primmed, prim·ming, prims
1. To fix (the face or mouth) in a prim expression.
2. To make prim, as in dress or appearance.
To assume a prim expression.
[Possibly from obsolete prim, formal or demure person, perhaps from Old French prin, first, delicate; see PRIME.]
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