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prink

[ pringk ]
/ prɪŋk /
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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.

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Origin of prink

First recorded in 1570–80; apparently akin to prank2

OTHER WORDS FROM prink

prinker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prink

prink
/ (prɪŋk) /

verb

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

Derived forms of prink

prinker, noun

Word Origin for prink

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