frounce

transitive verb
\ ˈfrau̇n(t)s\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of frounce

archaic
: curl, frizzle not tricked and frounced— John Milton

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History and Etymology for frounce

Middle English frouncen, from Middle French froncir, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German runzala wrinkle, Old Norse hrukka

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