Prig

A knavish beggar in the Beggar's Bush, by Beaumont and Fletcher.

Prig.
A coxcomb, a conceited person Probably the Anglo-Saxon pryt or pryd. Prig. To filch or steal. Also a pick-pocket or thief. The clown calls Autolycus a “prig that haunts wakes, fairs, and bear— baitings.” (Shakespeare: Winter's Tale, iv. 3.)

In Scotch, to prig means to cheapen, or haggle over the price asked; priggin means cheapening.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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