- a person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity, fussiness about trivialities, or exaggerated propriety, especially in a self-righteous or irritating manner.
- Before forty there is yet a chance that the budding ninny may desert, and degenerate into a prig, a Philistine, or a physician.
- Stephen was not a prig and she recognized the justice of his arguments, but he was rather hard and his views were too clear-cut.
- He's a bit of a prig—in fact, he's as priggish as he well can be—but he's never done anything but run straight.
- This man is difficult to judge; he was a man of poor physique, naturally timid, and a prig.
- The letter describes a small boy who was "a very earnest vegetarian" and a super-prig into the bargain.