from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To adorn (oneself) in a showy manner.
- intransitive v. To dress or groom oneself with elaborate care or vanity; primp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to give a wink; to wink.
- n. the act of prinking
- v. to look, gaze
- v. to dress finely, primp
- v. to strut, put on pompous airs, be pretentious
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To dress or adjust one's self for show; to prank.
- transitive v. To prank or dress up; to deck fantastically.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To look; gaze.
- To prank; dress for show; adorn one's self.
- To strut; put on pompous airs; be pretentious or forward.
- To deck; adorn; dress ostentatiously or fantastically.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. dress very carefully and in a finicky manner
- v. put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
Probably alteration of prank2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English prinken ("to wink, signal with the eye"), from prinke, prinche ("a wink, twinkling of the eye, momentary gesture"), from Old English princ ("a wink"). More at pry. (Wiktionary)
Perhaps alteration (due to primp) of prank ("to deck, adorn"), from Middle English pranken ("to trim"), or from Middle Dutch prinken ("to deck for show, parade in fine apparel"). Cognate with Dutch pronken ("to flaunt"), German Prunk ("a show, parade, splendour"), Danish and Swedish prunk. (Wiktionary)