verb \ˈprimp\

: 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

transitive verb
:  to dress, adorn, or arrange in a careful or finicky manner
intransitive verb
:  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


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