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1. To spring or bound, as a horse in high mettle. Now rule thy prancing steed. (gay)

2. To ride on a prancing horse; to ride in an ostentatious manner. The insulting tyrant prancing o'er the field. (Addison)

3. To walk or strut about in a pompous, showy manner, or with warlike parade.

Origin: OE. Prauncen; probably akin to prank, v. T. See Prank.