frumpish

adjective

frump·​ish ˈfrəm-pish How to pronounce frumpish (audio)
: dowdy, drab

Examples of frumpish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In short, the frumpish foursome were suggesting that holders of the top judicial office, current and former, tried to influence justice by shunting cases towards particular judges. The Economist, 18 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of frumpish was circa 1847

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“Frumpish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frumpish. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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