Definition of primp in English:


Syllabification: primp
Pronunciation: /primp


[with object]
Spend time making minor adjustments to (one’s hair, makeup, or clothes): they primped his hair [no object]: the girls who were primping in front of the mirror
More example sentences
  • I had spent the afternoon before primping - washing my hair, deliberating over clothes, and carefully applying makeup, all with Trisha's help.
  • And they are right to some extent - I'm not an exercise buff, I don't starve myself, and I don't spend hours primping in front of the mirror.
  • And now here he is, primping his hair, smoothing down the front of his striped shirt just to get the relationship back on track.
groom, tidy, arrange, brush, comb; smarten (up), spruce up
informal titivate, doll up, tart up, gussy up


late 16th century: related to prim.

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