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primp (v.)

1801, "dress or deck (oneself) in a formal and affected manner," probably an extension of prim (q.v.) in its verbal "dress up" sense; compare Scottish primpit "delicate, nice" (c. 1739). Related: Primped; primping.

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Definitions of primp

primp (v.)
dress or groom with elaborate care;
Synonyms: preen / plume / dress
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