A Shakespearean coinage, from prime + -y.
- (obsolete) in its prime
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Act I, Scene 3, lines 5-10
- For Hamlet and the trifling of his favor, / Hold it a fashion and a toy in blood, / A violet in the youth of primy nature, / Forward, not permanent, sweet, not lasting, / The perfume and suppliance of a minute. / No more.