Prinking
Prink Prink, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prinked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prinking}.] [Probably a nasalized form of prick. See {Prick}, v. t., and cf. {Prig}, {Prank}.] To dress or adjust one's self for show; to prank. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • prinking — prɪŋk v. ornament, decorate, adorn; dress up, beautify oneself, dandify …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pricking — Prick ing, n. 1. The act of piercing or puncturing with a sharp point. There is that speaketh like the prickings of a sword. Prov. xii. 18 [1583]. [1913 Webster] 2. (Far.) (a) The driving of a nail into a horse s foot so as to produce lameness.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prink — Prink, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prinked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prinking}.] [Probably a nasalized form of prick. See {Prick}, v. t., and cf. {Prig}, {Prank}.] To dress or adjust one s self for show; to prank. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prinked — Prink Prink, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prinked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prinking}.] [Probably a nasalized form of prick. See {Prick}, v. t., and cf. {Prig}, {Prank}.] To dress or adjust one s self for show; to prank. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prink — 1. noun the act of prinking [...] And does my hair look very bad? , said Meg, as she turned from the glass in Mrs. Gardiners dressing room after a prolonged prink. 2. verb a) to look, gaze b) to dress finely …   Wiktionary

  • toilet — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. toilette, prinking, makeup; powder room, washroom, bathroom, lavatory, restroom, comfort station, water closet, W. C., cabinet; outhouse, latrine, privy, john (sl.), head (sl.), can (sl.); chamber pot …   English dictionary for students

  • clothe — clothe, attire, dress, apparel, array, robe. Clothe, the least specific of these terms, means to cover or to provide what will cover (one s body or whatever is bare) with or as if with garments {clothe the child warmly} {clothe your thoughts in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • foppish — adj showy, dandyish, overdressed, dapper, natty, swank, Inf. swell elegant; fastidious, finicky, finical, prinking, preening; pompous, vainglorious, self glorifying; vain as a peacock, self satisfied, Sl. stuck up, Inf. stuck on oneself,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • namby-pamby — adj 1. weak, insipid, watery, colorless, anemic, vapid, wishy washy, indecisive; effete, prissy, prim, effeminate, candy assed; affected, mincing, Brit. prinking; simpering, mawkish, mushy, sentimental, gushy, Inf. goopy. n 2. doggerel verse,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • parade — n 1. procession, promenade, progression, succession; train, file, string, straggle; caravan, troop, review, file, column, rank and file, march, march past; cortege, funeral procession, autocade, motorcade; demonstration, field day, turnout,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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