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fringe

[ frinj ]
/ frɪndʒ /
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noun
verb (used with object), fringed, fring·ing.
to furnish with or as if with a fringe.
to serve as a fringe for, or to be arranged around or along so as to suggest a fringe: armed guards fringing the building.
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Origin of fringe

1325–75; Middle English frenge<Old French (French frange) <Vulgar Latin *frimbia, metathetic variant of Late Latin fimbria,Latin fimbriae fringe

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British Dictionary definitions for fringe

fringe
/ (frɪndʒ) /

noun
verb (tr)
to adorn or fit with a fringe or fringes
to be a fringe forfur fringes the satin

Derived forms of fringe

fringeless, adjective

Word Origin for fringe

C14: from Old French frenge, ultimately from Latin fimbria fringe, border; see fimbria
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