A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
"mere embellishments," 1893, often in negative constructions; earlier "affectation of dress or manner" (1845); see frill.
"wavy ornamental edging," 1801 (with a doubtful attestation from 1590s), of uncertain origin despite much speculation [see OED]; figurative sense of "useless ornament" first recorded 1893. The verb meaning "to furnish with a frill" is recorded in 1570s. Related: Frilled.
A woman, esp a young woman; frail (1920s+)