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frilly

[fril-ee] /ˈfrɪl i/
adjective, frillier, frilliest.
1.
covered with or marked by frills:
Some of the more elaborate dress shirts have frilly fronts.
2.
frivolous; inconsequential:
After a day of intense concentration and serious business, they feel like doing something frilly and amusing.
Origin of frilly
1835-1845
1835-45; frill + -y1
Related forms
frilliness, noun
unfrilly, adjective
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adj.

1843, from frill + -y (2). Related: Frilliness.

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