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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."
Autocar India has reported, citing Charles Frump, managing director at Volvo Car India, that the company is currently assessing the possibility of assembling the new S60 at its plant, in Bengaluru, right from launch.
If she had any sense my Tuck Frump T-shirt in reserve she would go, as increasingly she is perceived as the worst British Prime Minister since Lord North, and he lost the American colonies.
The localisation of plug-in hybrids marks the future of electrification for us," Volvo Car India Managing Director Charles Frump told reporters here.
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.'' He also had a recurring role on ''Big Love.''
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.
"There is this idea that you can't be intelligent unless you look like a frump" - The glamorous Dr Charlotte Uhlenbroek (pictured), TV naturalist, who says her looks make it hard for her to be taken seriously.
I am sure that is a reason why young people occasionally bash up old people - because the ages don't mix any more" - Actress Penelope Keith "There is this idea that you can't be intelligent unless you look like a frump" The glamorous Dr Charlotte Uhlenbroek, above, TV naturalist, who says her looks make it hard for her to be taken seriously "This is pure copycat" The Bishop of Exeter, Dr Michael Langrish, on the anti-capitalist encampment outside his cathedral "I come from hardy stock.
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!