frilly

[ fril-ee ]
/ ˈfrɪl i /

adjective, frill·i·er, frill·i·est.

covered with or marked by frills: Some of the more elaborate dress shirts have frilly fronts.
frivolous; inconsequential: After a day of intense concentration and serious business, they feel like doing something frilly and amusing.

Origin of frilly

First recorded in 1835–45; frill + -y1
Related formsfrill·i·ness, nounun·frill·y, adjective
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frilly


adj.

1843, from frill + -y (2). Related: Frilliness.

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