frump

noun
\ ˈfrəmp How to pronounce frump (audio) \

Definition of frump

1 : a dowdy unattractive girl or woman
2 : a staid, drab, old-fashioned person

Examples of frump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dear Amy: My 24-year-old gorgeous, loving, and generous daughter dresses (quite honestly) like a messy frump! Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Mom wants “frumpy” daughter to snag a man," 1 Nov. 2019 Dear Amy: My 24-year-old gorgeous, loving, and generous daughter dresses (quite honestly) like a messy frump! Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Judgmental mom is just sure her frumpy daughter will never catch a man," 1 Nov. 2019 Dear Amy: My 24-year-old gorgeous, loving, and generous daughter dresses (quite honestly) like a messy frump! Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Mom wants “frumpy” daughter to snag a man," 1 Nov. 2019 Dear Amy: My 24-year-old gorgeous, loving, and generous daughter dresses (quite honestly) like a messy frump! Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Judgmental mom is just sure her frumpy daughter will never catch a man," 1 Nov. 2019 Dear Amy: My 24-year-old gorgeous, loving, and generous daughter dresses like a messy frump! Detroit Free Press, "Mom wants ‘frumpy’ daughter to snag a man," 1 Nov. 2019 Dear Amy: My 24-year-old gorgeous, loving, and generous daughter dresses (quite honestly) like a messy frump! Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Mom wants “frumpy” daughter to snag a man," 1 Nov. 2019 Dear Amy: My 24-year-old gorgeous, loving, and generous daughter dresses (quite honestly) like a messy frump! Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Judgmental mom is just sure her frumpy daughter will never catch a man," 1 Nov. 2019 Dear Amy: My 24-year-old gorgeous, loving and generous daughter dresses (quite honestly) like a messy frump! Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Mom wants ‘frumpy’ daughter to snag a man," 1 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of frump

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for frump

probably from frumple to wrinkle

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“Frump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frump. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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frump

noun

English Language Learners Definition of frump

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

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