Definition of preen:
garnish, patronize, compliment, congratulate, prune, cut back, coiffure, enclothe, do, dress, decorate, fit out, soak, raiment, dress up, garb, pride, get dressed, look your best, respect, apparel, coiffe, doll up, habilitate, chirp, pluck, chatter, surcharge, lop, tog, tart up, gazump, curry, clothe, cry, trim, crop, beat, brood, set, fleece, groom, alight, line up, plume, garment, tidy yourself up, smarten up, show off, felicitate, overcharge, coif, flap, rob, caw, hook, arrange, primp, be full of yourself, snip, dress out, cheep, clip, coo.
- "Roof and Meadow", Dallas Lore Sharp.
- "Lady Maude's Mania", George Manville Fenn.
- "Behind the Green Door", Mildred A. Wirt.