frounce

transitive verb \ ˈfrau̇n(t)s \

Definition of frounce

-ed/-ing/-s
archaic
:curl, frizzle
  • not tricked and frounced
  • —John Milton

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Origin and Etymology of 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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