prance

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English prancen, prauncen ‎(to prance", literally, "to show off), variant of Middle English pranken ‎(to prank). Cognate with Bavarian prangezen, prangssen ‎(to put on airs), Alemannic German pranzen ‎(to strut). More at prank.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prance ‎(plural prances)

  1. (uncommon) The act of prancing.

Verb[edit]

prance ‎(third-person singular simple present prances, present participle prancing, simple past and past participle pranced)

  1. (of a horse) To spring forward on the hind legs.
  2. (colloquial, figuratively) To strut about.

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