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primp

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verb \ˈprimp\

Simple Definition of primp

  • : to try to make yourself more attractive by making small changes to your clothes, hair, etc., especially while looking at yourself in a mirror

Full Definition of primp

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to dress, adorn, or arrange in a careful or finicky manner

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to dress or groom oneself carefully <primps for hours before a date>

Examples of primp

  1. The girls spent hours primping in front of the mirror.

  2. He primped his hair while waiting for his date.



Origin of primp

perhaps alteration of 1prim


First Known Use: 1801

Rhymes with primp


PRIMP Defined for Kids

primp

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verb \ˈprimp\

Definition of primp

primpedprimp·ing

  1. :  to dress or arrange in a careful or fussy manner




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