- adj. 拘谨的；整洁的；呆板的
- vt. 使显得一本正经；把…打扮得整整齐齐
- vi. 显得一本正经
- n. (Prim)人名；(法、德、匈、捷、瑞典、西、葡)普里姆
1、prim- => prim.
2、古板，古也，like first age people, like ancient people.
- prim:  Prim etymologically means ‘first’. It comes from Old French prime, the feminine form of prin ‘fine, excellent’, which went back to Latin prīmus ‘first’ (source of English prime). The English meaning developed through a derogatory ‘overrefined’.
=> first, prime
- 1680s (v.) "to assume a formal, precise demeanor," perhaps from French prim "thin, small, delicate," from Old French prim "fine, delicate," from Latin primus "finest," literally "first" (see prime (adj.)). Later, "deck out, dress to effect" (1721). Attested as a noun from 1700. The adjective, the sole surviving sense, is from 1709. A cant word at first. Related: Primly; primness.
- 1. We tend to imagine that the Victorians were very prim and proper.
- 2. On her blonde wavy hair, the white hat looked nicely prim.
- 3. You can't tell her that joke—she's much too prim and proper .
- 4. She's too prim to enjoy rude jokes!
- 5. It was a strange conjunction — the prim serious young Queen and the elderly, cynical Whig.
- 那是奇特的组合——古板严肃的年轻女王和上了年纪 、 玩世不恭的维新党成员相组合.
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