frumpy

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adjective \ˈfrəm-pē\

Definition of frumpy

frumpier

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frumpiest

  1. :  dowdy, drab

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First Known Use of frumpy

circa 1840


FRUMPY Defined for English Language Learners

frumpy

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Definition of frumpy for English Language Learners

  • : dressed in an unattractive way; also of clothing : old and unattractive



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