Prig, A Superior Word

images-1 I overheard two men talking. One said to the other, “I really like Kyle, but he’s such a fucking prig.” images


Now there’s a word you don’t hear very often, so naturally my ears flapped like Dumbo’s.

Prig: a self-righteously moralistic person who behaves as if superior to others…priggeries, its delightful plural.

Prudish, judgmental, prissy and prim. Snobby, straight-laced, snotty and vain.

Haughty, high and mighty and holier-than-thou. Supercilious, stuck-up, snooty and smug.

Have you climaxed yet?

Is this a great word or what?

I ask you, how many people do you know are first-rate pigs, I mean prigs?

Hey, if the tightassed shoe fits.

The image I get is a man who’s too buttoned up. I know quite a few who look as if they never take off their clothes.  Someone comes by at night to hose them down and they just   smugly drip-dry.

I know…Susannah, that imagination of yours once again, is off to the races.

To be condescending to others, your nose in the air. Patronizing, pompous and downright pissy with one’s feathers puffed out and just a tad puritanical must be an awful bore, spending your time in a self-serving, too big for your britches swoon. (WHOA…WHO AM I CHANNELLING)?

Better to be more democratic and openminded because, all you prigs out there, even those with paws ,images-3  would have a much better time.

Language, she’s a force of nature, right up there with wind, rain and fire…sigh


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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12 Responses to Prig, A Superior Word

  1. micklively says:

    We breed them here. Indeed, “breeding” is, anecdotally at least, one of the qualifying factors for a first class prig. But then, as we’re cursed with the anachronism of a royal family, the fabric of society is a pecking order built on nonsense. Imagine if you went for a job interview and all they wanted to know was who you father was.


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Definitely a great word, Susannah. I’ve known a few of the critters myself. When I read the word I picture a male, but most of the prigs I’ve known have been female. And don’t you just love that ‘pig’ is stuck snuggly into the word?

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  3. I haven’t heard that word in ages. I know some now that I think of it.

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  4. Kyle isn’t the only fucking prig roaming the streets. There are entire areas here dedicated to the likes of these folks a/k/a fucking prigs.


  5. Patricia says:

    My mother was something of a prig but she was so funny. Of course, she didn’t know she was funny and was always asking “what’s so funny?”. We would tell her she was funny and she would get her priggy high hat on put her nose up in the air and wander off making us laugh even more. She probably offended a lot of people that didn’t know her but those who did had many a good laugh.

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  6. Elle Knowles says:

    Yes, if the shoe fits, and I may know someone the right size! ~Elle

    Liked by 1 person

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