to dress or adorn with care.
to groom oneself carefully: The photographer waited while we primped.
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How to use primp in a sentence
Immediately, she started primping and flipping her hair from side to side.Julián Castro’s Daughter, Carina Victoria, Democratic Convention Star | Maria Elena Fernandez | September 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The same day that we got home they were up on the ways for a final polishing and primping up.The Seiners | James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
Presently one of them was seen carefully primping his feathers—a function that I had not previously seen a nuthatch perform.Our Bird Comrades | Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
"Primping, as usual," mocked Russ, but with a laugh that took the sting out of his words.The Moving Picture Girls Under the Palms | Laura Lee Hope
Then he jumped from his chair and ran into the store, where the new retail customer was primping in front of the mirror.Potash & Perlmutter | Montague Glass
He's always primping with a pocket looking-glass, From the top to the bottom he's a bold Jackass.Cowboy Songs | Various
British Dictionary definitions for primp
to dress (oneself), esp in fine clothes; prink
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