primp

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primp (third-person singular simple present primps, present participle primping, simple past and past participle primped)

  1. (intransitive) To spend time improving one's appearance, often in front of a mirror.
    • 2001, Jo-Ann Mapson, "Bad Girl Creek"
      "Then I promise I'll let you take your bath and primp all day for your date."
  2. (transitive) To dress in an affected manner.
    • 2013, Douglas Waller, Commandos: The Making Of America's Secrets
      Tonight, Moses was the center of attraction, attended to by a dozen Green Berets who prepped and primped him like a stage crew fluttering about a Hollywood star.

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