verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby preen
Origin of preen1
OTHER WORDS FROM preenpreen·er, nounun·preened, adjective
Definition for preen (2 of 2)
noun Chiefly British Dialect.
Origin of preen2
Examples from the Web for preen
Hot pink takes the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi runway in London.
This is not the first time Palin has attempted to sun and preen herself in the heat of a Thatcherite sun.
Rather than preen about whether he could win, Christie considered whether he should win.
An endless stream of 2012 presidential wannabes will preen for adoring fans and plentiful cameras.
A few moments to preen and promenade for the cameras following months of planning and fitting, hours of hair and makeup.
Preen your feathers, and stretch the Birds' nest a trifle, if you please, and let Uncle Jack in for the holidays.The Bird's Christmas Carol|Kate Douglas Wiggin
Mr. and Mrs. Preen and Jane were seated at the breakfast-table one fine morning in the earliest days of spring.
Mr. Preen put the note into his pocket-book, and rose to leave.
And Mr. Preen only answered by looking at her and shutting down the window.
Mr. Preen was driving quietly up College Street, when Oliver spoke.