verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of primp
Examples from the Web for primp
But does encouraging women to primp and doll—in the name of equal rights—really foster equality?
He ain't git fur 'fo' he see Brer Fox comin' down de road all primp up.
He aint git fur 'fo' he see Brer Fox comin' down de road all primp up.
The boys ran off to "primp," and what the girls did to make themselves lovely, Libbie said "was a caution!"Betty Gordon at Mountain Camp|Alice B. Emerson
It is just long enough so that, if we see anybody turn in, we can primp a little before they get to the house.The Girls of Hillcrest Farm|Amy Bell Marlowe
There was one season in particular that I was careful to primp up and look sassy.Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country|Joel Chandler Harris
British Dictionary definitions for primp
Word Origin for primp
Word Origin and History for primp
1801, probably an extension of prim (q.v.) in its verbal "dress up" sense; cf. Scottish primpit (c.1739) "delicate, nice." Related: Primped; primping.