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verb (used with object)
  1. to deck or dress for show.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to deck oneself out.
  2. to fuss over one's dress, especially before the mirror.
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Origin of prink

First recorded in 1570–80; apparently akin to prank2
Related formsprink·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for prink

Historical Examples

  • 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


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

Word Origin

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