Prink meaning

prĭngk
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To adorn (oneself) in a showy manner.
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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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The act of adjusting dress or appearance; a sprucing up.
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To dress finely, primp, preen, spruce up.
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To strut, put on pompous airs, be pretentious.
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Origin of prink

  • Probably alteration of prank

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

  • 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