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Definition of "primp" [primp]

  • To dress or groom (oneself) with meticulous or excessive attention to detail. (verb-transitive)
  • To dress or groom oneself with elaborate care; preen. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "primp" in a sentence
  • "No woman, "primp" herself for the sitting as she may, can present her soul to the dapper gentleman under the canopy of black velvet as Sully saw it."
  • "Female bonobos and chimpanzees have been seen to put dead rats on their heads and "primp" themselves in the mirror, suggesting that even fashion and vanity are not unique to humans."
  • "Using a little water, smooth, primp or sculpt as desired."