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.
Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Car India, said, 'Kozhikode is home to a lot of affluent families and has become a strong luxury car market.
We are confident that the all new XC60 with its segment defining features, modern Scandinavian design and luxury will prove to be an attractive proposition for customers," Volvo Auto India Managing Director Charles Frump told reporters here.
DETERMINED mum-of-six Natalie King has halved her bodyweight to transform herself from a 25-stone frump to the ultimate glamour gran.
8DA followed YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Acrylic 9 Anise 10 Noise 11 Everton 12 Spa 13 Cardamom 16 Newsreel 17 Err 19 Renamed 21 Forum 22 Motor 23 Rotates DOWN: 1 Tarnish 2 Irritate 3 Plie 4 Baseball 5 Riot 6 Feint 8 Cheerleader 13 Cashmere 14 Overrate 15 Promise 18 Frump 20 Note 21 Fate QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Forget-me-not 8 Cop 9 Rig 11 Road tax 12 Stall 13 Ill 14 Leo 15 Holdall 17 Peg 19 Acre 21 Acts 23 Sago 25 Pisa 27 Was 29 Thirsty 31 Raw 34 Sue 36 Slate 37 Disease 38 Eel 39 Red 40 Clear the air DOWN: 1 Fool 2 Opal 3 Get lost 4 Tuxedo 5 Easel 6 Oral 7 Tile 8 Crisp 10 Glove 16 Lag 18 Gas 20 Cow 22 Cat 24 Artiste 25 Purse 26 Credit 28 Speed 30 Hyena 32 Alec 33 Wall 34 Sari 35 User
She's frump incarnate," says the bubbly style expert.
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.
Or maybe best friend Gigs can pull Frankie out of another fatalistic frump before Frankie's inner "rat" voice does him in.
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