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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.
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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]
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frump

(frʌmp)

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

- Also means a snort or a sneer or jeer.
See also related terms for snort.
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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
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Translations
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frump

[frʌmp] Nespantajo m, birria f
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frump

[ˈfrʌmp] nmocheté f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

frump

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

[frʌmp] n (woman) → donnetta scialba
I felt a frump → mi son sentita goffa e scialba
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
AT a family party, waitress Clair Cherry felt like the frumpiest one in the room - so she decided she had to lose weight.
I can have the frumpiest of days and he'll still say that I look good.
HAVE you ever gone on holiday and felt like the frumpiest creature on the beach?