Prickmedainty


Prickmedainty (PRIK-me-dayn-tee) Noun: -An affectedly nice person, a fop. -Someone who cares overmuch about his clothing or appearance. Synonyms: -Coxcomb -Dandy -Fop -Popinjay -Poseur -Show-off -Kanye (Yeezy) Origin: Northern England and Scotland early 16th century. Used in a sentence: “It was then my mother found me out, and laughed at me a little; she even called me prick-me-dainty. But it was all no use; Berry King would stick in my mind like a leech on the skin.” —Esmè Stuart, The Prisoner’s Daughter, 1884

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