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.

Nearby words

  1. principle of superposition,
  2. principle of virtual work,
  3. principled,
  4. princox,
  5. pringle's disease,
  6. print,
  7. print bar,
  8. print journalism,
  9. print out,
  10. print shop

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

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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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