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prink

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Pronunciation: /prɪŋk
 
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Definition of prink in English:

verb

(prink oneself)
Spend time making minor adjustments to one’s appearance: women were prinking themselves in front of the looking glass
More example sentences
  • You heard the Postmaster was here and so you must prink and prim yourself in front of the mirror - look on this side and that side and all around.
Synonyms
groom, tidy, arrange, brush, comb, smooth, smarten (up), spruce up, freshen (up), beautify, pretty, preen, primp
informal titivate, doll up
British informal tart up
North American informal gussy up
archaic plume, trig (up)

Origin

late 16th century: probably related to archaic prank 'dress or adorn in a showy manner'; related to Middle Low German prank 'pomp', Dutch pronk 'finery'.

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