Reverse Dictionary: PRI – PRISN


PRICE – adjectives
– BASE †* of price: low, cheap …1599 obs
– BETTER greater, more higher in price …Bk1911 Sc.
– BETTER-CHEAP cheaper, at a less price …Bk1911 Sc.
– DEAR-BOUGHT bought at a high price, obtained at great cost …c1384
– DEARTHFUL † costly, expensive; high in price …1786 nonce word obs. exc. Sc.
– EYEWATERING of a price or figure: extremely high or large …1950
– KEEN of prices: good, competitive …1928 Sc.
– LONG of a price or offer: high, undiscounted …1887 Amer. dial.
– LOW-TICKET having a relatively low price …colloq.
– ROCK-BOTTOM of a price: unbeatable
– SALT of expense, cost: excessive in amount; costly, expensive, high in price. dear …1710 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SIMPLE † of price or sale: low, poor …1436
price – adverbs
– EATHLY † at an easy price, cheaply …c1225
– LARGELY †* for a large sum; at a high price …1611
price – nouns 
– ARM AND A LEG, AN an enormous amount of money, an exorbitant price …1924 colloq.
– BANTER a haggling about prices …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BATING haggling, beating down in price …1851 Eng. dial.
– CALF-STICKING pretending that perfectly normal goods have supposedly been stolen; a greater price can thus be asked, since some customers like the idea of obtaining stolen goods …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– DAMAGE, THE cost; price …1755 sl.
– DAYLIGHT ROBBERY an exorbitant price …1949 UK sl.
– DEARTH † dearness, costliness, high price …1632
– END price, rate …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FULL WHACK a very high (esp. the highest) price or rate …1978 Brit. sl.
– HIGH PIKE an exorbitantly high price …M19 sl.
– HOLD-UP a sale at an exorbitant price …Bk1913-17 Amer. sl.
– IBM DISCOUNT a price increase …1991 US sl.
– MONKEY MONEY silly money; an excessive price to pay …1999 UK sl.
– P the price …1997 UK sl.
– RANSOM an extravagant price or rent …1882 Sc.
– SALT-COLLOP anything not of a bulky description purchased at a high price …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SILLY MONEY a false or ridiculous price, which could be too low or too high …Brit. sl.
– SNOW AND ICE the price …20C rhyming sl.
– TOP WHACK a very high (esp. the highest) price or rate …1978 Brit. sl.
– VALOIR † value, worth, price …c1495
– VIRE a prize specimen, a good price, etc.; something well done …1908 Sc.
price – person
– TASKER † one who assesses or regulates a rate or price; e.g. of lodgings, things brought to market, etc. …1538
price – verbs
– AFFORARE † o set a value or price upon anything …a1250
– BADGER to barter; to banter over a bargain; to beat down in price …1875 Eng. dial.
– BANT to beat down in price; to haggle …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BANTER DOWN to beat down in price …1864 Eng. dial.
– BATE to make a reduction in price, to lower a bargain; to cause to reduce …1805 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BEAT THE BARGAIN † to endeavour to bring down the price; to chaffer for the lowest terms; to cheapen …1640
– BEAT THE MARKET † to endeavour to bring down the price; to chaffer for the lowest terms; to cheapen …1655
– BEAT THE PRICE † to endeavour to bring down the price; to chaffer for the lowest terms; to cheapen …1592
– BRACE to charge extortionately …1923 US sl.
– BREAK to lower prices or wages …Bk1911 Sc.
– BULL to advance in price …1928
– CHARGE LIKE A WOUNDED BULL to set excessively high prices …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– CUT UNDER to undersell in price …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– DEAL to conclude a bargain of purchase or sale; to agree as to price …1888 Eng. dial.  
– DEAR † to make dear or expensive; to raise the price of …1424 Sc. obs
– DEARTH † to make dear in price; to raise the price of anything; to cause or produce a scarcity of or in anything …c1440 obs. exc. Sc.
– FAIK to abate the price …1823 Sc.
– FALL † to lower a price, etc.; to bring down in value, to depreciate; to depress the market …1677
– GAZUMP to raise the price of a property after having accepted an offer by an intending buyer …1971 Brit. sl.
– GAZUNDER to lower the offer made to the seller of a property, esp. just before the exchange of contracts, so putting pressure on the seller to lower the price or risk losing the deal …1988 Brit. sl.
– HAGGLE-BARGAIN to argue, to wrangle over the price of anything …1898 Sc.
– HAIN to raise in price …1787 Eng. dial.
– HARDEN of prices: to advance, to grow dear, to heighten …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HEIGN to raise in price …1787 Eng. dial.
– HEYNE to raise in price …1787 Eng. dial.
– HIGHEN to raise in price …1787 Eng. dial.
– IMPROVE † to enhance the monetary value; to raise the price or amount of …1548
– JAW to talk a seller into lowering his price …1954 Amer. dial.
– JEW DOWN (derogatory & offensive) to beat someone down in price; to haggle …1848 sl.
– KNOCK DOWN to lower prices …M19 sl.
– LET FALL †* to lower a price …c1475
– OCKER † to increase in price …a1838 Sc.
– OPEN ONE’S MOUTH to ask a high price …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– POP IT ON to ask for more, esp. when raising a commodity’s price …L19 sl.
– RAISE THE MARKET to charge a higher price …1535
– RATIFY †* to fix the rate or price of …1511
– SALT to heighten in price …1825 Sc.
– SOAK to charge a high price; to tax heavily; to extort money from …L19 orig. US sl.
– TAX to charge, to make a claim upon one for an amount; to set the price, to cost ..1848 Amer. dial.
– UP to raise, to increase prices, charges, etc. …1930s sl., orig. US
– UP THE ANTE to increase the amount, to demand a higher price …L19 US sl.
– VAMPER to beat down the price (an old word used in the yearly bargainings of farm servants) …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
PRICELESS – adjectives
– IMPRETIABLE †* invaluable, priceless …1638
priceless – nouns 
– GEM an object of rare beauty or priceless worth; the choicest part of anything; something greatly prized, a ‘treasure’ …c1560
 
PRICK – nouns
– JAG a prick or tear made by a sharp instrument, thorn, etc. …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LAUNCH † the act of lancing; a prick …1558
prick – verbs 
– ACUPUNCTUATE to prick with a needle or pin …1865
– DAKE to prick with anything sharp; to poke with the finger …1885 Eng. dial.
– JAG to prick or pierce with some sharp instrument; to throb or prick painfully …1706 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PICK to prick; to pierce …1890 Amer. dial.
– TANG † to pierce, to prick …a1400
– TO-STICK † to prick all over …c1315
 
PRICKLE – adjectives
– ECHINULATE having or covered with small prickles …1846
– JACULIFEROUS having prickles, or spine-like darts …1855
prickle – nouns 
– DAWK a prickle or spine of a thorn …20C Ireland
– JAG a prickle, a thorn; something which causes a sting …c1800 Sc.
– JAGGER a prickle …1825 Sc.
– PICKER a burr, a bramble, a prickle …1950 Amer. dial.
– PICKY a burr, a bramble, a prickle …1950 Amer. dial.
prickle – verbs 
– ECHINATE to set up one’s prickles like a hedgehog …1788 nonce word
– PRINKLE to have a thrilling sensation, such as the feeling of ‘pins and needles’; to tingle, to prickle …1721 Sc.
 
PRICKLY – adjectives
– JABBIE prickly …1947 Sc.
– JAGGIE prickly, sharp-pointed, piercing …1788 Sc.
– JAGGY prickly, sharp-pointed, piercing …1788 Sc.
– PICKY prickly, thorny, scratchy …c1970 Amer. dial.
– SCRAG prickly, rough …1876 Eng. dial.
 
PRIDE – adjectives  (also see PROUD)
– FASTIDIOUS † full of pride; disdainful; scornful …c1440
– TO-BOLLEN † puffed up with pride or swollen with anger …a1225
pride – nouns
– BIGOTTY pride, conceit, haughtiness …1884 Eng. dial.
– BOBANCE † presumptuous boasting, pride, pomp, arrogance, vanity …c1325
– FASTIDIE †* pride, haughtiness…1536
– FASTIDIOUSNESS † disdainfulness, haughtiness, pride …1613
– HAUTAINESSE † haughtiness, pride, arrogance …1297
– HAUTESSE † highness, height; loftiness of rank or character; nobility; haughtiness, pride; grandeur, stateliness; length of time …a1300
– HIGH-HEELED SHOES pride …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– JAISTER swagger, pride of manner and gait …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LUGS proud manners …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– MASS pride, haughtiness, self-conceit …Bk1905 Sc.
– ORGEL † pride, haughtiness …a1023
– ORGELNESS † pride, haughtiness, disdain …a1000
– ORGHEL † pride, haughtiness …a1023
– ORGUEIL † pride, haughtiness, disdainfulness …c1200
– ORGUIL † pride, haughtiness, disdainfulness …c1200
– ORGUL † pride, haughtiness, disdainfulness …c1200
– ORGULITY † pride, haughtiness, disdainfulness …1470-85
– ORHEL † pride, haughtiness …a1023
– SAUCE vanity, pride, display …1793 Sc.
– STOMACH pride
– VAINGLORINESS vaingloriousness …1820
– VAINGLORY glory that is vain, empty or worthless; inordinate or unwarranted pride in one’s accomplishments or qualities; disposition or tendency to exalt oneself unduly; idle boasting or vaunting …a1300
pride – verbs
– BURST ONE’S BUTTONS to swell with pride …1966 Amer. dial.
– BUST ONE’S BUTTONS to swell with pride …1966 Amer. dial.
– KVELL to feel or show great happiness, pride, or satisfaction; to exult, to rejoice …1940 colloq., esp. Jewish usage
– TO-BELL † to be puffed up with pride or swollen with anger …a1225
 
PRIEST – person
– AARON * a person resembling the Jewish high priest Aaron, esp. a high priest, a leader …1565
– ALDGATE EAST a priest …Brit. rhyming sl.
– BAG OF YEAST a priest …1971 Aust. rhyming sl.
– BAKER’S YEAST a priest …1983 Aust. rhyming sl.
– BEAD-JIGGLER a Roman Catholic, esp. a priest …1968 US sl.
– BEAD MUMBLER a Roman Catholic, esp. a priest …1966 sl.
– BEAUPERE † a term of courtesy for father: used especially in addressing or speaking of priests …c1300
– BELL-HALLOWER a priest who uses blessing bells …1549
– BIG KAHUNA * in Hawaii: a prominent priest, sage, or healer …1886
– BLACK BEETLES Roman Catholic priests …1959 UK sl.
– BLACK GOWN a Roman Catholic priest …1804 US Indian usage
– BLACK ROBE esp. among North American Indians: a Christian priest, esp. a missionary …1811 Can.
– BOGGIE a displaced priest who married people contrary to canon laws, though not to nature’s laws …Bk1911 Sc.
– CORBIE a Roman Catholic priest …1930 Amer. dial.
– DAFF a priest …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GALWAY a Catholic priest …1891 American tramps’ sl.
– GOD-BOTHERER a parson, priest, or chaplain …1937 Brit. sl., orig. services’ usage
– HEDGE-PRIEST (derogatory) an illiterate priest of low status …hist.
– HOLY JOE a priest or clergyman …1874 sl., orig. nautical
– JACK-FRIAR a hedge-priest …Bk1896 sl. 
– JOHN  (derogatory) a priest …LME
– JOSSER a priest or clergyman …1887 Aust. sl.
– KAHUNA a priest of the native Hawaiian religion, a wise man, a minister; now esp. a sorcerer …1873 Hawaii
– MAKE-GOD † a derisive term to Romish priests …1705
– MASSER † one who celebrates mass; a mass-priest; also, one who attends mass …a1000
– MASS-PRIEST a priest whose function it is to celebrate mass …c893 arch.
– MOBED a Zoroastrian priest; esp. one who is a Parsee …1815
– MORN PRIEST  the priest who celebrates the first mass of the day …1466
– MORROW PRIEST †* a priest who says morrow-mass (the first mass of the day) …1563
– NEOPHYTE a new convert; one newly admitted to a church or religious body; also, a newly ordained priest, or a novice of a religious order …a1550
– OINTLING † an anointed priest; used contemptuously …a1603 nonce word
– PADRE in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and other areas of Spanish and Portuguese influence: a Christian clergyman, esp. a Roman Catholic priest …1584
– PAPA a parish priest, or any member of the lower orders of the clergy in the Orthodox Eastern Church …1591
– SACERDOS  the Latin word for priest …c1590
– SACERDOTE  a priest …1685
– SACRIFICER a sacrificial priest …1547
– SACRIFICUL(E)  a priest …1604
– SACRIFICULIST  a sacrificing priest …1652
– SACRIFIER  a sacrificing priest …1382
– SAGGART a priest …1836 Irish 
– SIN-SHIFTER a priest or clergyman …a1912 sl.
– SIR † a parson or priest …1591 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SIR JOHN   (derogatory) a priest …LME
– SIR JOHN LACK-LATIN † an ignorant priest …c1534
– TALAPOIN a Buddhist monk or priest …1586
– TIPPET-CAPTAIN † a contemptuous nickname for a priest or ecclesiastic …1550
– TIPPET-KNIGHT † a contemptuous nickname for a priest or ecclesiastic …1550
– TIPPET-MAN † a contemptuous nickname for a priest or ecclesiastic …1550
– WAITER AT THE ALTAR  a priest or other minister of the altar; one who celebrates mass …1711
priest – person, other
– PARNEL † a priest’s concubine or mistress; a harlot; a wanton young woman; an immodest girl; an immoral woman; one lost to all sense of decency; a sexually loose woman; a prostitute …1362 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 
PRIGGISH – adjectives
– Y.M.C.A. priggish, puritan, ‘goody-goody’ …L19 sl.
priggish – person
– NANNY a weak-willed, priggish, or effeminate fellow; a sissy …1947 Amer. sl.
 
PRIM – adjectives
– BUTTONED UP reluctant to reveal emotion or to express thoughts freely; reserved, inhibited, or formal in manner or disposition; repressed prim …1767
– DAPSTUCK prim, proper; dapper …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– EYEGLASSY * prim or prissy …1922 colloq.
– MAISK prim, fastidious; applied esp. to one who has to be coaxed to eat …1929 Sc.
– MEE-MAW affected, mincing, prim …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MEESK prim, fastidious; applied esp. to one who has to be coaxed to eat …1929 Sc.
– MIM prim, demure; affectedly modest or shy; prudish; primly silent or reticent …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MIMINY-MOUTHED prim, demure, affected …1897 Eng. dial.
– MIM-MOUTHED affectedly prim or proper in speech, etc.; reticent, shy at speaking out; soft-spoken …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MIMP prim, demure, affected …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MIMSEY prim, prudish …1880 Eng. dial.
– MIM-SPOKEN affectedly prim or proper in speech, etc.; reticent, shy at speaking out; soft-spoken …1896 Sc.
– NEBSIE, NEBSY prim, precise …1825 Sc. 
– QUAINT † dainty, fastidious, nice; prim …1483
– QUEEM prim, affectedly nice; over-fastidious …1924 Sc.
– QUIM prim, affectedly nice …20C Irish sl.
prim – person
– DOZZLE a prim, stiff-looking person …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FANCY DOO-DAD WOMAN a woman who is overly prim or conscious of decorum …1968 Amer. dial.
– FRUMP an old woman with one or more of the following qualities: primness, wrinkles, slatternliness, gossipiness, grouchiness, or a holier-than-thou attitude …19C
– MISS NANCY a prim person of either sex …19C colloq.
– MISS PRISS a female who is a bit too prim or acting fussily feminine …Bk1992 Amer. South 
– OLD MAID (derogatory) a person with the alleged characteristics of an elderly spinster, such as primness, prudery, fastidiousness, etc. …Aust. sl.
– TAMMIE-TIT a prim, affected sort of person …1924 Sc.
prim – verbs
– MIM to act in a prim, affected manner, either in speaking, eating, walking, etc. …Bk1905 Sc.
– QUAINT IT † to assume a prim air …c1585
 
PRIMITIVE – adjectives
– PINEY dwelling in the backwoods; rustic, primitive …1809 Amer. dial.
– PINEY-WOOD dwelling in the backwoods; rustic, primitive …1809 Amer. dial.
 
PRIMLY – adverbs
– MIMLIE primly, prudishly …Bk1905 Sc.
 
PRIMNESS – nouns
– MIMNESS prudishness, primness …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PRIMOSITY † a state of primness, prudery …a1839 humorous nonce word
 
PRIMROSE – nouns
– COCKS AND KAMES bursting buds of primroses …1875 Sc.
– QUEEN OF MAY the primrose …1787 Sc.
 
PRINCE – person
– ATHEL a prince, a noble …1857 Sc.
– BEYOND-SEA-SHIP  humorously applied to a foreign prince …1620
 
PRINCETON – nouns
– OLD NASSAU Princeton University …M19 US college sl.
 
PRINCIPAL – adjectives
– CAPTAIN † chief, principal, leading …1566
– HEADLY † chief, principal …971
– MASTER chief, principal; great, best; remarkable …1750 Eng. dial.
– PALMARIAN that bears or is worthy to bear the palm; holding the first or highest place; of supreme or first-rate importance; most important, pre-eminent, principal, chief …1815
– PALMARY that bears or is worthy to bear the palm; holding the first or highest place; of supreme or first-rate importance; most important, pre-eminent, principal, chief …1657
– TOPPING very high or superior in position, rank, degree, amount, or estimation; chief, principal; pre-eminent, distinguished ..c1685
principal – person 
– ELDERLY MAN † a chief, principal man …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– HEAD a person to whom others are subordinate; a chief, a captain, a commander, a ruler, a leader, a principal person …c897
– HEAD-BUMMER the head of a house; the chief representative of a family; the principal person …1864 Sc.
– TANG O’ THE TRUMP, THE the most important person in any company, enterprise, or organization; the life and soul of a party, a movement, etc; the active partner in a firm; the principal person in any popular outburst. …1887 Sc. 
– TONGUE OF THE TRUMP the most important person or thing; the principal person in any undertaking; the leader; that which is essential to the success of anything …1820 Sc.
 
PRINCIPLE – nouns
– EDGE principle, disposition …1895 Eng. dial.
 
PRINCIPLES – phrases
– DOWN TO THE ABC down to first principles or the simplest rudiments …1899 sl.
 
PRINT – nouns
– IMPRIMERY † a print or impression …1674
 
PRINTED – nouns
– FAKEMENT any form of printed material …M19 sl.
– LITERATURE any form of printed material …L19 sl.
 
PRINTING – nouns
– CROOKS † in printing: brackets, parentheses …1641
– HELL BOX a box for holding broken or damaged type …1888 US printing usage
– IMPRESSION * the process of printing …1509
– IMPRIMATURE † printing; imprint, impression …1762
– IMPRIMERY † 1. a printing office or printing house …1663
 2. printing …1681
– IMPRINTING † printing of books …c1440
– KALOTYPOGRAPHY beautiful printing …1834
– MACKLE in printing: a blur in printing; also, a blurred sheet …1706
– MACULE in printing: a blur causing the impression of a page to appear double …1841
printing – person
– GALLEY-SLAVE  in printing: a compositor …1683
– PIG † (humorous or derogatory) a pressman in a printing office …1806 printing sl.
printing – verbs 
– MACKLE in printing: to blur, spot, or spoil a sheet of paper …1594
– MACULE in printing: to blur, spot, or spoil a sheet of paper …1841
 
PRIOR – adjectives
– RATHER †* antecedent, prior; of greater importance …1657
 
PRIORITY – nouns
– BACK BURNER a condition or position of low priority …1963 sl.
– BEFORENESS priority, anteriority, pre-existence …1625
– FURTHERHEAD † priority …c1380
 
PRISE – verbs
– YOIK to force; to prise open …Bk1905 Eng. dial.