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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a woman who is dowdy, drab, and unattractive.
2. a dull, old-fashioned person.
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frump- Also means a snort or a sneer or jeer.
See also related terms for snort.
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|Noun||1.||frump - a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; "she got a reputation as a frump"; "she's a real dog"|
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frump[ˈfrʌmp] n → mocheté f
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