Definition of frump
1 : a dowdy unattractive girl or woman
2 : a staid, drab, old-fashioned person
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That’s because competition is coming in the form of an entrant from an automaker that simply doesn’t do frump: Jaguar (pronounced jag-YOU-are for full effect).
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Origin and Etymology of frump
probably from frumple to wrinkle
First Known Use: 1817See Words from the same year
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Definition of frump for English Language Learners
: a woman who wears unattractive clothes or does not make an effort to appear attractive
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