primping


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primp

 (prĭmp)
v. primped, primp·ing, primps
v.tr.
1. To dress or groom with meticulous or excessive attention to detail: I primped my hair for the date. Stylists primped the models before they appeared on the runway.
2. To spruce up or arrange carefully: "waiters in vests and neckties primping white tablecloths" (Pete Wells).
v.intr.
1. To dress or groom oneself with elaborate care; preen.
2. To spruce something up or arrange something carefully.

[Perhaps alteration of prim.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.primping - careful or finicky groomingprimping - careful or finicky grooming; "the primping alone took more than an hour"
grooming, dressing - the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
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Trump feigned primping his hair, then shrugged to the audience.
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Her over-creative beautician spent so long primping and preening the mother-of-the-bride and bridesmaid, there was limited time left to beautify the bride herself.
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