Definition of primp verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

primp

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//prɪmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪmp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they primp
BrE BrE//prɪmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪmp//
 
he / she / it primps
BrE BrE//prɪmps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪmps//
 
past simple primped
BrE BrE//prɪmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪmpt//
 
past participle primped
BrE BrE//prɪmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪmpt//
 
-ing form primping
BrE BrE//ˈprɪmpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪmpɪŋ//
 
Styling hair
 
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[intransitive, transitive] primp (something/yourself) (often disapproving) to make yourself look attractive by arranging your hair, putting on make-up, etc. See related entries: Styling hair Word Origin late 16th cent.: related to prim.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: primp