by Sid

Happy Friday! I got to wrap up my work early since we get a long weekend and everyone stopped working at around 3pm. I needed to wrap some minor changes up so I ended around 4pm, but I’m happy I get a long weekend because of Memorial Day!

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Initial inference

Looking at the word, I can safely say that either the word is a verb or a noun based on its ending, “een.” Since we can’t really break this word down into smaller chunks, maybe we’ll just have to take a guess on its meaning based on similar words like, say, “prune”:

Clean up after oneself.

Definition and Pronunciation

verb | PREEN

  1. of a bird : to groom with the bill especially by rearranging the barbs and barbules of the feathers and by distributing oil from the uropygial gland

  2. to dress or smooth (oneself) up : primp

  3. to pride or congratulate (oneself) on an achievement

  4. to make oneself sleek

  5. to behave or speak with obvious pride or self-satisfaction

Example usage

I would use the word in a sentence as follows:

Nowadays we see adolescents on all social media just presenting their “lavish” lives and continue to preen in front of anyone and everyone.


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