- contemptuous speech or piece of conduct; a gibe or
flout. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
2. A cross, old-fashioned person; esp., an old woman; a gossip. [Colloq.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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frump — frump·i·ly; frump·i·ness; frump·ish; frump; frump·ish·ly; frump·ish·ness; … English syllables
frump´i|ly — frump|y «FRUHM pee», adjective, frump|i|er, frump|i|est. = frumpish. (Cf. ↑frumpish) –frump´i|ly, adverb. –frump´i|ness, noun … Useful english dictionary
frump|y — «FRUHM pee», adjective, frump|i|er, frump|i|est. = frumpish. (Cf. ↑frumpish) –frump´i|ly, adverb. –frump´i|ness, noun … Useful english dictionary
Frump — Frump, v. t. [Cf. Prov. E. frumple to wrinkle, ruffle, D. frommelen.] To insult; to flout; to mock; to snub. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
frump — [frump] n. [prob. shortened n. form < ME fromplen, to wrinkle < earlier Du frompelen, verrompelen < ver , FOR + rompelen: see RUMPLE] a dowdy, unattractive woman frumpish adj. frumpy adj. frumpier, frumpiest … English World dictionary
frump — [frʌmp] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from frumple to crush in folds (14 19 centuries), from Middle Dutch verrompelen] a woman who is frumpy … Dictionary of contemporary English
frump — [ frʌmp ] noun count an insulting word for a woman who dresses in a way that is not attractive or fashionable … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
frump — cross, unstylish person 1817, perhaps from frumple (v.) to wrinkle (late 14c.), from M.Du. verrompelen to wrinkle (see FRUMPY (Cf. frumpy)) … Etymology dictionary
frump — ► NOUN ▪ an unattractive woman who wears dowdy old fashioned clothes. DERIVATIVES frumpy adjective. ORIGIN originally denoting a mocking speech or action, later sulkiness: probably from Dutch verrompelen wrinkle … English terms dictionary
frump — noun /frʌmp/ a) A frumpy person, somebody who is unattractive, drab or dowdy. You look like such a frump today! b) The clothes that such a person would wear … Wiktionary