a : cast-off clothes
b archaic : a place where old clothes are sold
a : finery; also : an elegant or showy garment
b : something showy, frivolous, or nonessential
c : ostentation; especially : something foolish or affectedly elegant
Examples of FRIPPERY
- The design is simple and devoid of needless frippery.
- <dressed in their most elegant frippery for the big gala at the symphony>
Origin of FRIPPERY
Middle French friperie,
alteration of Old French freperie,
First Known Use: 1568
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