Definitions starting with P

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[cf. DJE prims idem; OED prim to show self affectedly demure obs.→I706] v. 1. (usually of girls) to show off; to walk with a sexually provoc­ative gait: The sissy does prim too, you know, same like girls (Nassau). = PLAY BRAZEN, etc. (Mayag., Inagua)

2. (usually of girls) to flirt by turning the head to one side, smiling coyly. = BLUSH (San Sal.) 

Tags: sexuality, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-22 00:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Deangela Delancey :
I’ve had an opportunity to interview someone because I didn’t know the meaning of the word “prim”. She is from Nassau Bahamas and is 51 years old. I asked her if she was familiar with the term “prim” and she said “yes”. She stated that her meaning of “prim” is “girls who love to stay in the mirror, fixing hair and makeup”. She also said “girls who blush with boys.” Furthermore, she said that she have heard the word “prim” from growing up on the island where her mother would tell her “lil girl stop priming up in that mirror here.”
Added at: 2013-09-19 06:09