An article about Los Angeles restaurants
"Although the city is often derided for a superficial fixation on physical beauty, its young restaurateurs and chefs are quick to trade away frippery and cosmetics and focus on the food." Frank Bruni, New York Times, November 18, 2010
About the Word:
Frippery a word whose sound alone suggests a lack of seriousness means "something showy, frivolous, or nonessential."
(Another example: "The design is simple and devoid of frippery.")
It comes from a French word that means "old clothes."
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