preening

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

preening

  1. present participle of preen

Noun[edit]

preening (plural preenings)

  1. A grooming or posturing.
    • 2008 April 1, Alastair Macaulay, “Miami Spice: Saucy Club Crawlers Flirt, Sulk and Spar to a Crossover Beat”, in New York Times[1]:
      Katia Carranza, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg and Callie Manning are asked to do standard Hispanic preenings: hands on hips, placing weight on one leg while displaying the other thigh.