One who demonstrates smugness at conforming to conservative ideals. Often deriding elements of modernity and change simply because it is outside of the absolutist parameters by which the prig views his surroundings. The prig elevates the artificial constructs of established rules to the point where deviation from these fabrications will be judged as "good" or "bad." Even on superficial matters.
A prig will be the guy in your neighborhood who tries to change town ordinances to prevent his neighbors from building a modern house on the same street as his precious center-hall colonial. Because in his mind, modern design is "bad", and traditional cookie-cutter homes are "good" by virtue of their normality.
January 22, 2009