: offering or providing only the essentials : not fancy, elaborate, or luxurious
a no-frills airline

Examples of no-frills in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The restaurant, which earned Michelin stars in 2008 and 2009, draws in customers with its no-frills interior design and extensive menu. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2024 But unlike global hospitality giants such as Marriott International and Hilton Worldwide that operate full-service hotels and resorts, Sia plans to break into the highly competitive industry with a no-frills, three-star chain targeting budget-conscious travelers. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 The foldable rower from Sunny Health & Fitness won a SELF Home Fitness Award in 2022 for its no-frills, lightweight design. Jessica Kasparian, SELF, 16 Feb. 2024 Bradley Cooper and his mother, who last year raised eyebrows with a no-frills commercial for T-Mobile, are making a new play. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 9 Feb. 2024 Its no-frills approach to food reflects the industrial environment of that time. Joshua Mandell, Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 Carhartt Men’s Force Mid-Weight Classic Thermal Base Layer Pants Carhartt continuously creates high-quality, functional clothing at affordable prices, and this no-frills pair of thermal long underwear pants is no exception. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2024 Password Generator The lack of a seamless password-filling system is made worse with Proton Pass' decidedly no-frills password generation system for the web vault. PCMAG, 18 Jan. 2024 So what makes the fried chicken served at a grocery store, no-frills eatery and a couple of high-end restaurants a cluck above the rest? South Florida Sun Sentinel, Sun Sentinel, 15 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of no-frills was in 1948

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“No-frills.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no-frills. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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