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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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
to dress (oneself), esp in fine clothes; prink
[C19: probably from prim]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to dress or adorn with care.v.i.
2. to groom oneself carefully.
[1795–1805; akin to prim]
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Past participle: primped
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|Verb||1.||primp - dress or groom with elaborate care; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"|
attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up, gussy up, overdress, prink, get up - put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
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