Primp:  five letter word traditionally used as an umbrella term covering the one hundred and one minute activities undertaken by young married ladies of the Regency period when preparing for an assignation with lover. Ninety-five of said activities are conducted in front of a mirror.  However, in modern usage, primp is used as an umbrella term covering the six minute activities undertaken by women well beyond “a certain age” when preparing to show their face out of doors. None of said activities are conducted in front of a mirror.

via Daily Prompt: Primp

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