frumpy

adjective \ ˈfrəm-pē \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of frumpy

frumpier; frumpiest
: dowdy, drab

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First Known Use of frumpy

circa 1840

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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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