Brink vs Prink - What's the difference?

brink | prink |


As nouns the difference between brink and prink

is that brink is the edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; as, the brink of a chasm also used figuratively while prink is the act of adjusting dress or appearance; a sprucing up.

As a verb prink is

(obsolete|or|dialectal) to give a wink; to wink or prink can be to look, gaze.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

brink

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; as, the brink of a chasm. Also used figuratively.
  • Derived terms

    * on the brink

    prink

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) . More at .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete, or, dialectal) to give a wink; to wink.
  • Etymology 2

    Perhaps alteration (due to primp) of , (etyl) and (etyl) prunk.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • the act of adjusting dress or appearance; a sprucing up
  • * 2006 , Louisa May Alcott, Little Women :
  • [...] And does my hair look very bad?", said Meg, as she turned from the glass in Mrs. Gardiner's dressing room after a prolonged prink .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to look, gaze
  • to dress finely, primp, preen, spruce up
  • to strut, put on pompous airs, be pretentious
  • Synonyms
    * (l)