[ pringk ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to deck or dress for show.

verb (used without object)
  1. to deck oneself out.

  2. to fuss over one's dress, especially before the mirror.

Origin of prink

First recorded in 1570–80; apparently akin to prank2

Other words from prink

  • prinker, noun

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How to use prink in a sentence

  • Then I am going back to the hotel for an hour's rest and to prink, and afterwards into the Sporting Club at four o'clock.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Many a marriageable maiden who came to view the trousseau went home to prink and blush and watch for the shadchan.

    The Promised Land | Mary Antin
  • No stopping to prink at the last moment, no forgetting something when it is too late to go back for it.

  • I came in here just to remind you to begin to prink before dinner or youd never be ready.

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

    Peggy | Laura E. Richards

British Dictionary definitions for prink


/ (prɪŋk) /

  1. to dress (oneself, etc) finely; deck out

  2. (intr) to preen oneself

Origin of prink

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

Derived forms of prink

  • prinker, noun

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