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Mostly associated with females however also seen in males, preening is the act of trying to make oneself more attractive to a potential mate or person of the opposite sex.

A common preening technique is straightening of clothing or flicking of ones hair.
More showy forms of preening would include metaphorically wiping dust off ones shoulders showing they are smooth commonly seen in some men trying to impress.
Dianne saw an attractive guy sitting on the park bench

Guy looks up at her
Dianne instant ly reacted by preening herself, flicking her hair before walking past the guy
by Mudekdek October 02, 2017
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when females partake in the use of marijuana smoking, particularly, when only in the presence of other females. smoking is often accompanied with other feminine activities such as eating chocolate, painting nails, watching chickflicks, etc. word origin: pretty + greening.
S: What are you up to tonight, homegirl?
I: Oh, me and the gals are going to be preening. Care to join?
S: Sure! I'll bring a romantic comedy.
by sharmina December 09, 2010
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