verb (used with object)

to deck or dress for show.

verb (used without object)

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
Related formsprink·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for prink

Historical Examples of prink

  • What I have to endure, V., waiting while you prink, no tongue can tell.


    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

    Charles King

  • In flowers that prink the earth, and stars that gem the skies.

British Dictionary definitions for prink



to dress (oneself, etc) finely; deck out
(intr) to preen oneself
Derived Formsprinker, noun

Word Origin for prink

C16: probably changed from prank ² (to adorn, decorate)
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