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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Definitions for prink

  1. To dress up; to deck for show.
  2. To dress or arrange oneself for show; to primp.

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Citations for prink
Tara has supermodel legs and is already getting used to being prinked and coiffed as she prepares for her first beauty contest in the autumn. Raffaella Barker, Daily Telegraph
The point is reinforced by a clutch of contemporary art photos . . . showing plump nudes prinking and preening like pouter pigeons, and, in one case, a couple of dancers deliberately posed to recreate a Degas painting. Hilary Spurling, Daily Telegraph
Origin of prink
1570-1580
Prink is probably an alteration of prank, from Middle English pranken, "to show off," perhaps from Middle Dutch pronken, "to adorn oneself," and from Middle Low German prunken (from prank, "display").
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