no-frills

adjective \ ˈnō-ˈfrilz \

Definition of no-frills

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

First Known Use of no-frills

1948

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NO-FRILLS Defined for English Language Learners

no-frills

adjective

Definition of no-frills for English Language Learners

  • : offering or providing only the most important or basic things : not fancy or luxurious



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