frumpy

[fruhm-pee] /ˈfrʌm pi/
adjective, frumpier, frumpiest.
1.
Origin
1740–50; frump + -y1
Related forms
frumpily, adverb
frumpiness, noun
Example Sentences for frumpy
Same dated, frumpy place as before and not much consistency between locations.
British Dictionary definitions for frumpy
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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Word Origin and History for frumpy
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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Slang related to frumpy

frumpy

adjective

Dowdy; run-down; unattractive : The message is that soft frumpy fellows are not only lovable but sexually attractive (1845+)


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Difficulty index for frumpy

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