précieux

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(prā′sē ŏŏ; Fr. prā syœ)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pré•cieux  (prā′sē ŏŏ; Fr. prā syœ),USA pronunciation adj., n., pl.  -cieux 
    (prā′sē ŏŏ; Fr. prā syœ),USA pronunciation 

adj. 
  1. Foreign Terms(of a man) overly fastidious or refined;
    precious;
    affected.

n. 
  1. Foreign Termsan affected or excessively fastidious man, as in dress, manner, or speech.
  • French; literally, precious
  • 1890–95

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