First Known Use of frill
Definition of frill
frillyplay \ˈfri-lē\ adjective
Examples of frill in a Sentence
The dress had frills around the hem and sleeves.
He likes plain food without any frills.
Recent Examples of frill from the Web
While the discount carrier is known for offering some of the lowest international fares in the industry, it has also been panned by some travelers and industry watchers for its no-frills service and accommodations.
Aldi and Lidl are German no-frills grocery chains that are expanding into the U.S. Wal-Mart’s downbeat forecast illustrates the high cost of the retailer’s push to catch up to Amazon online.
For Joe Caramagna, a letterer who’s worked on several Marvel books including Daredevil, Black Widow, and The Amazing Spider-Man, the no-frills approach is usually the way to go.
Her no-frills approach is quieting, calming and strengthening for both the body and mind.
The no-frills joint serves up some of the best poke tuna bowls in the entire city, with lines often out the door.
Sierra Brown/Courier-Journal/USA TODAY Network Situated adjacent to Shawnee Park at the edge of Louisville’s Chickasaw neighborhood, Big Momma’s Soul Food Kitchen is a no frills operation.
Pay the captain directly with a 1 dirham coin (about 27 cents) for the one-way trip and settle in to an available spot on one of several benches for a no-frills yet delightful ride.
Silver Lake’s Buck Mason has jumped on the bandwagon, selling its no-frills line of men’s tees, chinos, jeans, and button-downs from a repurposed ’97 GMC school bus dubbed The Open Road.
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Origin and Etymology of frill
First Known Use: 1591See Words from the same year
FRILL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of frill for English Language Learners
: 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
FRILL Defined for Kids
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