noun, plural frip·per·ies.
- fringing forest,
- fringing reef,
- frisch, karl von
Origin of frippery
Examples from the Web for frippery
You know what a handsome young man he must be now, and full of French style and frippery.Springhaven|R. D. Blackmore
Her life will be frittered away over dresses and frippery and fashion.Fernley House|Laura E. Richards
What has a herd boy like thee to do with roses and frippery?The Herd Boy and His Hermit|Charlotte M. Yonge
A heap of frippery, a handful of gems, a dish or two more on the table cannot give it.Froth|Armando Palacio Valds
In this he distinguishes the three stages of Tattooing (including paint), Frippery, and Clothes.
noun plural -peries
Word Origin for frippery
1560s, "old clothes, cast-off garments," from Middle French friperie "old clothes, an old clothes shop," from Old French freperie, feuperie "old rags, rubbish" (13c.), from frepe, feupe "fringe; rags, old clothes," from Late Latin faluppa "chip, splinter, straw, fiber." The notion is of "things worn down, clothes rubbed to rags." The ironic meaning "finery" (but with overtones of tawdriness) dates from 1630s.