- to deck or dress for show.
- to deck oneself out.
- to fuss over one's dress, especially before the mirror.
Origin of prink
First recorded in 1570–80; apparently akin to prank2
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Examples from the Web for prink
What I have to endure, V., waiting while you prink, no tongue can tell.Peggy
Laura E. Richards
Maype you prink it back und anchor it off der lighthouse, hey?Isle o' Dreams
Frederick F. Moore
Thought I'd tell you so you could prink a little, Henrietta—my goodness!The Castaways of Pete's Patch
Carroll Watson Rankin
Only a few minutes would be needed, she declared, in which "to prink a bit."A Soldier's Trial
In flowers that prink the earth, and stars that gem the skies.Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character
Edward Bannerman Ramsay
- to dress (oneself, etc) finely; deck out
- (intr) to preen oneself
C16: probably changed from prank ² (to adorn, decorate)
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