frumpy

[fruhm-pee]
adjective, frumpier, frumpiest.

Origin:
1740–50; frump + -y1

frumpily, adverb
frumpiness, noun
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frumpy or frumpish (ˈfrʌmpɪ, ˈfrʌmpɪʃ)
 
adj
(of a woman, clothes, etc) dowdy, drab, or unattractive
 
frumpish or frumpish
 
adj
 
frumpily or frumpish
 
adv
 
frumpishly or frumpish
 
adv
 
frumpiness or frumpish
 
n
 
frumpishness or frumpish
 
n

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frumpy
1746, "cross-tempered," from frump (n.) "bad temper" (1660s) and an earlier v. meaning "to mock, browbeat" (1550s), of obscure origin, perhaps imitative of a sneer or derisive snort. Sense of "sour-looking, unfashionable" is from 1825, but this may be a shortening of frumple "to wrinkle, crumple" (late
14c.), from M.Du. verrompelen, from ver- "completely" + rompelen "to rumple." Related: Frumps. Cf. also frump.
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Same dated, frumpy place as before and not much consistency between locations.
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