Prink Definition

prĭngk
prinks
verb
To adorn (oneself) in a showy manner.
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Webster's New World
To dress or groom oneself with elaborate care or vanity; primp.
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(obsolete or dialectal) To give a wink; to wink.

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Synonyms:
tog outtog uprig-outget upattiretrick outdeck-outtrick upfancy-upgussy-updeck upfig upfig-outdress upoverdress
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noun
The act of adjusting dress or appearance; a sprucing up.
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Origin of Prink

  • Perhaps alteration (due to primp) of prank (“to deck, adorn"), from Middle English pranken (“to trim"), or from Middle Dutch prinken (“to deck for show, parade in fine apparel"). Cognate with Dutch pronken (“to flaunt"), German Prunk (“a show, parade, splendour"), Danish and Swedish prunk.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English prinken (“to wink, signal with the eye"), from prinke, prinche (“a wink, twinkling of the eye, momentary gesture"), from Old English princ (“a wink"). More at pry.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably alteration of prank

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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