Prig (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Prigged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Prigging (?).] [A modification of prick.]

To haggle about the price of a commodity; to bargain hard.

[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

 

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Prig, v. t.

1.

To cheapen.

[Scot.]

2. [Perhaps orig., to ride off with. See Prick, v. t.]

To filch or steal; as, to prig a handkerchief.

[Cant]

 

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Prig, n.

1.

A pert, conceited, pragmatical fellow.

The queer prig of a doctor. Macaulay.

2.

A thief; a filcher.

[Cant]

Shak.

 

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