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Spend time making minor adjustments to one's appearance.‘women were prinking themselves in front of the looking glass’
groom, tidy, arrange, brush, comb, smooth, smarten, smarten up, spruce up, freshen, freshen up, beautify, pretty, preen, primpView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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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