Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
v. primped, primp·ing, primps
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).
1. To dress or groom oneself with elaborate care; preen.
2. To spruce something up or arrange something carefully.
[Perhaps alteration of prim.]