- (of a woman, clothes, etc) dowdy, drab, or unattractive
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frump•y (frum′pē),USA pronunciation adj., frump•i•er, frump•i•est.
- frump + -y1 1740–50
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frumpy /ˈfrʌmpɪ/, frumpish /ˈfrʌmpɪʃ/ adj
frump /frʌmp/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a dowdy or dull person.
frump (frump),USA pronunciation n.
- a person who is dowdy, drab, and unattractive.
- a dull, old-fashioned person.
- origin, originally uncertain 1545–55
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