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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Definitions for prink

  1. to fuss over one's dress, especially before the mirror.
  2. to deck oneself out.
  3. to deck or dress for show.

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Citations for prink
Anne wasn't a mossel vain, but nights she expected Gil she'd prink for hours afore her glass, fixing her hair this way and that, and trying on all her good clothes to see which become her most. Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Aunt Susanna's Birthday Celebration," Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906, 2008
Oberleutnant Steuffel, who compares her daily to a Renoir and takes an egg yolk beaten into his chocolate, will prink himself in the ornate hall mirror before beaming his good mornings at her … , The Seven Cardinal Virtues, edited by Alison Fell, 1990
Origin of prink
1570-1580
Prink may be a variation on prank meaning "to dress or adorn in an ostentatious manner." It entered English in the late 1500s.