verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of frill
Related Words for frillfrippery, gathering, flounce, ruffle, lace, garbage, tuck, jazz, extravagance, amenity, decoration, thing, superfluity, doodad, gimcrack, garnish, fuss, gingerbread, fandangle, foppery
Examples from the Web for frill
Historical Examples of frill
A kind of ruffle or frill, worn formerly round the neck—a collar.Gomez Arias
Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
The band should be half a nail in depth, and the frill is to be crimped as evenly as possible.
The other edge is hemmed, and the frill is double the size round the neck.
Above these drawings there is a frill which falls back on the arm.
When they are ready, flour them, and fry with the liver and frill until brown.Nelson's Home Comforts
Word Origin for frill
"wavy ornamental edging," 1801 (with a doubtful attestation from 1590s), of uncertain origin despite much speculation [see OED]; figurative sense of "useless ornament" first recorded 1893. The verb meaning "to furnish with a frill" is recorded in 1570s. Related: Frilled.