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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.
BLOOMING mums-to-be should be proud of their bumps and not dress like frumps.
Mary believes she has spotted a gap in the high street for a retailer catering to sexy, stylish fortysomething women who currently face a choice between dressing like middle-aged frumps or overgrown teenagers.
She aims to produce clothes for sexy, stylish 40-something women who currently face a choice between dressing like middle-aged frumps or overgrown teenagers.
Since then, Gok Wan has become a TV institution and made over an endless succession of frumps and odd-balls, and he's not slowing up on his quest to make us all look better.
Her return will meet huzzas/From housewives and from frumps.
Cruelly telling them they're style-free frumps works a treat.
Kirsty and Claire are unrecognisable from the frumps who hid their bulges in unflattering baggy clothing and used to dread shopping.
FIAT has gone from the frumps of the motoring world to one of its leading fashionistas.