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frump

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noun \ˈfrəmp\

Simple Definition of frump

  • : a woman who wears unattractive clothes or does not make an effort to appear attractive

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of frump

  1. 1 :  a dowdy unattractive girl or woman

  2. 2 :  a staid, drab, old-fashioned person

Origin of frump

probably from frumple to wrinkle


First Known Use: 1817


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