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1. A decorative border or edging of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band.
2. Something that resembles such a border or edging.
3. A marginal, peripheral, or secondary part: "They like to hang out on the geographical fringes, the seedy outposts" (James Atlas).
4. Those members of a group or political party holding extreme views: the lunatic fringe.
5. Any of the light or dark bands produced by the diffraction or interference of light.
6. A fringe benefit.
tr.v. fringed, fring·ing, fring·es
1. To decorate with or as if with a fringe: The weaver fringed the edge of the scarf.
2. To serve as a fringe to: Ferns fringed the pool.

[Middle English frenge, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *frimbia, alteration of Late Latin fimbria; see fimbria.]

fring′y adj.


adj, -gier or -giest
resembling a fringehaving a fringe or fringes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fringy - at or constituting a border or edgefringy - at or constituting a border or edge; "the marginal strip of beach"
peripheral - on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs"
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Her gown was of a soft white silky stuff that clung to her round young figure like a fish's skin, and it was rippled over with the gracefulest little fringy films of lace; she had deep, tender eyes, with long, curved lashes; and she had peachy cheeks, and a dimpled chin, and such a dear little rosebud of a mouth; and she was so dovelike, so pure, and so gracious, so sweet and so bewitching.
It isn't just fringy sorts like Geller and Boykin who worry about Islamic assimilation.
The costumes suggest faded Old World glory: jackets with gold tassels, fringy epaulets, medals and emblems.
Though she didn't exactly see the murders, young Libby Day (Sterling Jerins) is easily manipulated by lawyers and press into testifying against her brooding older brother, Ben (Tye Sheridan), a fringy goth kid who's gotten mixed up in some weird stuff, like pot smoking and devil worship.
The globular cluster NGC 5897 displays a soft, round, perhaps slightly oval glow with a fringy edge.
With everything from fringy jackets to slinky metallic dresses and even silk pyjamas and a wedding dress, the collection is just like Moss herself - glamorous, boho, rocker and every bit amazing.
Paul's views, more measured and moderate than his fringy father's, are still in the minority among conservatives, but gathering strength.
This should, however, lead to fringy edges of the holes in the cell walls as opposed to smooth edges when fracture occurs during foaming.