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Definition of "prosy" [pros•y]

  • Matter-of-fact and dry; prosaic. (adjective)
  • Dull; commonplace. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prosy" in a sentence
  • "He is the man who does the heavy business, such as prosy fathers, virtuous servants, curates, landlords, and so forth."
  • ""Do you expect me to say that I found you 'prosy'?""
  • "Increasingly, winning manuscripts are coordinated in the form of prosy verse novels--with the same arcs of storytelling familiar from workshop instruction in fiction writing."