Definition of frill
: to provide or decorate with a frill
First Known Use of frill
Simple Definition of frill
: a strip of cloth that is gathered into folds on one edge and attached to something (such as clothing or curtains) as a decoration
: something that is added but is not necessary
Full Definition of frill
1 a : a gathered, pleated, or bias-cut fabric edging used on clothing b : a strip of paper curled at one end and rolled to be slipped over the bone end (as of a chop) in serving
2 : a ruff of hair or feathers or a bony or cartilaginous projection about the neck of an animal
Examples of frill
The dress had frills around the hem and sleeves.
He likes plain food without any frills.
Origin of frill
perhaps from Dutch dialect (Brabant) frul ribbon bow, trifle
First Known Use: 1591
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