primp

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verb \ˈprimp\

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 in a Sentence

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of primp

perhaps alteration of 1prim


First Known Use: circa 1590


PRIMP Defined for English Language Learners

primp

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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

primp

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verb \ˈprimp\

Definition of primp for Students

primped

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primping

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



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