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frill

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verb \ˈfril\

Definition of frill

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to provide or decorate with a frill



1574

First Known Use of frill

1574


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frill

noun

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. 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. 2 :  a ruff of hair or feathers or a bony or cartilaginous projection about the neck of an animal

  3. 3 a :  affectation, air —usually used in plural <intellectual frills and fustian — Joseph Epstein> b :  something decorative or useful and desirable but not essential :  luxury

frilly play \ˈfri-lē\ adjective

Examples of frill

  1. The dress had frills around the hem and sleeves.

  2. He likes plain food without any frills.



Origin of frill

perhaps from Dutch dialect (Brabant) frul ribbon bow, trifle


First Known Use: 1591


FRILLY Defined for Kids

frilly

adjective \ˈfri-lē\

Definition of frilly

frill·i·erfrill·i·est

  1. :  having ruffles <frilly clothes>





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