Definition of primp
: to dress, adorn, or arrange in a careful or finicky manner
: to dress or groom oneself carefully primps for hours before a date
Examples of primp in a Sentence
The girls spent hours primping in front of the mirror.
He primped his hair while waiting for his date.
Recent Examples of primp from the Web
And hundreds more, grooming dead animals, blowdrying black bears, primping badgers.
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Origin and Etymology of primp
perhaps alteration of 1prim
First Known Use: circa 1590
PRIMP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of primp for English Language Learners
: to try to make yourself more attractive by making small changes to your clothes, hair, etc., especially while looking at yourself in a mirror
PRIMP Defined for Kids
Definition of primp for Students
: to dress or arrange in a careful or fussy manner
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