frump


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frump

 (frŭmp)
n.
1. A girl or woman regarded as dull, plain, or unfashionable.
2. A person regarded as colorless and primly sedate.

[Possibly short for Middle English frumple, wrinkle, from Middle Dutch verrompelen, to wrinkle : ver-, completely; see per in Indo-European roots + rompelen, to wrinkle.]

frump′i·ly adv.
frump′i·ness n.
frump′y adj.

frump

(frʌmp)
n
a woman who is dowdy, drab, or unattractive
[C16 (in the sense: to be sullen; C19: dowdy woman): from Middle Dutch verrompelen to wrinkle, rumple]

frump

(frʌmp)

n.
1. a woman who is dowdy, drab, and unattractive.
2. a dull, old-fashioned person.
[1545–55]
frump′ish, adj.

frump

- Also means a snort or a sneer or jeer.
See also related terms for snort.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frump - a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; "she got a reputation as a frump"; "she's a real dog"
disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman - a woman who is an unpleasant person
Translations
cuchtahadryhastroš

frump

[frʌmp] Nespantajo m, birria f

frump

[ˈfrʌmp] nmocheté f

frump

n (pej)Vogelscheuche f (inf); old frumpalte Schachtel (inf)

frump

[frʌmp] n (woman) → donnetta scialba
I felt a frump → mi son sentita goffa e scialba
References in classic literature ?
I prefer to be good because it is good to be good, rather than because I can't be bad because some argus-eyed old frump won't let me have a chance to be bad.
Obviously she thinks every woman who isn't a standard shop size should either dress like a frump or walk around naked
I'm excited,'' said Hanke, whose Broadway credits include ''Rent'' and ''Cry-Baby,'' and who originated the role of Bud Frump in the Daniel Radcliffe-led revival of ''How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
This film uses that sale as an excuse to chart the princess's metamorphosis from shy Sloane, to frightened Frump and onto her eventual blossoming as global fashion icon.
Sue turns her attention to the woman behind the man, revealing parallels between the female characters he created and changing in his affections for his wife, namely, in Dickens's mind, her transition from innocent virgin to middle-aged frump.
But she's worried she's becoming a bit of a frump and although she's desperate for her and Alex to have a baby, she knows it won't do anything for her looks.
My stomach sticks out like a bump, I really am a gruesome frump, My bum looks pretty much the same, O what a loathsome looking dame
FORMULA One beauty Lee McKenzie has confessed she feels like the frump of the pitlane.
Mention the name Susan Boyle and most people will look at you blankly but talk about the middle-aged frump with the voice of an angel on TV's Britain Got Talent and everyone knows who you're talking about.
Frump, a maritime journalist, tells the story of how Webber and his men won the rarely bestowed Coast Guard Gold Medal for Valor in this narrative of a dramatic sea rescue.
The Legend of the Lost Jewels (A Hazel Frump Adventure) written by Jennifer Lanthier HarperCollins Canada, 2008 978-000639-161-6 (pb) $14.