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frip·per·y

 (frĭp′ə-rē)
n. pl. frip·per·ies
1. Pretentious, showy finery.
2. Pretentious elegance; ostentation.
3. Something trivial or nonessential.

[French friperie, from Old French freperie, old clothes, from felpe, frepe, from Medieval Latin faluppa, worthless material, of unknown origin.]

frippery

(ˈfrɪpərɪ)
n, pl -peries
1. ornate or showy clothing or adornment
2. showiness; ostentation
3. unimportant considerations; trifles; trivia
[C16: from Old French freperie, from frepe frill, rag, old garment, from Medieval Latin faluppa a straw, splinter, of obscure origin]

frip•per•y

(ˈfrɪp ə ri)

n., pl. -per•ies.
1. finery in dress, esp. when showy or gaudy.
2. empty display; ostentation.
3. gewgaws; trifles.
[1560–70; < French friperie, Old French freperie]

Frippery

 tawdry finery, 1681; old clothes—Johnson, 1755.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frippery - something of little value or significance
small beer, trivia, triviality, trifle - something of small importance

frippery

frippery

noun
1. Showy and elaborate clothing or apparel:
2. Something or things that are unimportant:
Translations

frippery

[ˈfrɪpərɪ] N (esp Brit) → perifollos mpl, perejiles mpl

frippery

n (pej: = cheap ornament) → Flitter m, → Kinkerlitzchen pl (inf); (= trivialities)belanglose Kleinigkeiten pl

frippery

[ˈfrɪpərɪ] n (pej) fripperiescianfrusaglie fpl
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, Monsieur Bwikov is quite angry about the fuss which these fripperies are entailing, seeing that there remain but five days before the wedding, and we are to depart on the following day.
Mine is a simple nature and I care not for the fripperies and follies of court life.
He suddenly discovered an immense affection for those fripperies of hers at which he had secretly laughed when first he saw them.
He could not take his mind off of her, and a persistent picture came to him of her sitting by a window and sewing feminine fripperies of some sort.
Here are some high street feathered fripperies that we can all try.
But in a politician, such superficial fripperies are rare.
Our little motorhome isn't awash with storage and, with space at an absolute premium, it's important not a cubic inch is wasted on the kind absolute important inch is fripperies of fripperies and flounces which women seem to accumulate and become attached to down the years.
Others need the money more than they need expensive fripperies.
Let them shell out if such comparative fripperies can't be cancelled.
Football's governing body aren't the sort of jokers who waste their money on ostentatious fripperies.
Despite being extremely wealthy, Day detested the fripperies and materialistic attitudes of his peers.
Born in 1748 and heir to a fortune, he detested the fripperies and materialistic attitudes of his peers and instead yearned for a simple hermetic life to share with a subservient wife.