[ pringk ]
/ prɪŋk /

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 forms

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

Examples from the Web for prink

British Dictionary definitions for prink


/ (prɪŋk) /


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

Derived Forms

prinker, noun

Word Origin for prink

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