frumpish

adjective
frump·​ish | \ ˈfrəm-pish How to pronounce frumpish (audio) \

Definition of frumpish

: 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, "Bench pressJudges on India’s supreme court accuse the chief justice of bias," 18 Jan. 2018 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, "Bench pressJudges on India’s supreme court accuse the chief justice of bias," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of frumpish

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Frumpish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frumpish. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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