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prance (v.)

late 14c., originally of horses, of unknown origin, perhaps related to Middle English pranken "to show off," from Middle Dutch pronken "to strut, parade" (see prank); or perhaps from Danish dialectal prandse "to go in a stately manner." Klein suggests Old French paravancier. Related: Pranced; prancing. As a noun from 1751, from the verb.

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Definitions of prance from WordNet
1
prance (v.)
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others;
Synonyms: tittup / swagger / ruffle / strut / sashay / cock
prance (v.)
spring forward on the hind legs;
prance (v.)
cause (a horse) to bound spring forward;
prance (v.)
ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward;
2
prance (n.)
a proud stiff pompous gait;
Synonyms: strut / swagger
From wordnet.princeton.edu