Primp
Primp Primp, v. i. & t. [Cf. {Prim}, a.] To be formal or affected in dress or manners; -- often with up. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

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  • primp — [prımp] v [I and T] old fashioned [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from prim] to make yourself look attractive by arranging your hair, putting on ↑make up etc ▪ She spends hours primping in front of the mirror …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • primp — [ prımp ] verb intransitive or transitive to spend time making small changes to your appearance, especially in front of a mirror …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • primp — [primp] vt., vi. [prob. extension of PRIM2] to groom or dress up in a fussy way …   English World dictionary

  • primp — /primp/, v.t. 1. to dress or adorn with care. v.i. 2. to groom oneself carefully: The photographer waited while we primped. [1795 1805; akin to PRIM1] Syn. 1, 2. preen, prettify, prink. * * * …   Universalium

  • primp — 1801, probably an extension of PRIM (Cf. prim) (q.v.); Cf. Scottish primpit (c.1739) delicate, nice …   Etymology dictionary

  • primp — [v] beautify and dress nicely deck out*, dress up, fix up, get dressed up, groom, gussy up*, preen, prepare, slick*, smarten, spiff, spruce, titivate; concept 202 Ant. mess up, uglify …   New thesaurus

  • primp — ► VERB ▪ make minor adjustments to (one s hair, clothes, or make up). ORIGIN related to PRIM(Cf. ↑primness) …   English terms dictionary

  • primp — UK [prɪmp] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms primp : present tense I/you/we/they primp he/she/it primps present participle primping past tense primped past participle primped to spend time making small changes to your appearance,… …   English dictionary

  • primp — /prɪmp/ (say primp) verb (t) 1. to dress or deck with nicety. –verb (i) 2. Colloquial to primp oneself; to prink. {? altered form of prim (verb) …   Australian English dictionary

  • primp — Synonyms and related words: adorn, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, color, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, dizen, doll up, dress, dress up, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enrich, fancy up, fig out, fix up, furbish, garnish, get up,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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