verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- frijoles refritos,
- frill-necked lizard,
- frilled lizard,
Origin of frill
Examples from the Web for frills
Stripped of these frills, the only real expense of a prison wedding is the officiant.
Frills were kept to a minimum, and anything in the clothes piles with the word “Princess” on it ended up in the giveaway box.
She gave women an alternative to frills without making them look genderless.
In the end, stripped of the frills, Libya was just another civil war.
For a deep-tissue massage with no frills, find Debra or Laeticia at Reebok.Gal With a Suitcase: New York's Best Pampering Spots|Jolie Hunt|February 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
As he would have said of himself, "If I don't cotton to a man at once, I always feel like putting on a lot of frills."Lone Pine|R. B. (Richard Baxter) Townshend
She had invested heavily in frills and slowly regained her self-respect.
"No, not Mummy," exclaimed Iris, capering with delight and revealing more of her frills and laces.The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy|Mabel Henriette Spielmann
Stick to the straight business line, lad—mail order, if you must, but cut off the frills.Bound to Succeed|Allen Chapman
Spend your time and money on money-savers rather than on frills.How to Succeed as an Inventor|Goodwin B. Smith
Word Origin for frill
"mere embellishments," 1893, often in negative constructions; earlier "affectation of dress or manner" (1845); see 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.