Origin of frugal
Examples from the Web for frugally
It is run effectively and frugally by Walter Olson, who in his day job runs the famous Overlawyered blog.
Mrs. Peterkin frugally suggested that they might now keep it for the next day, as to-day was almost gone, and they had had tea.The Peterkin Papers|Lucretia P. Hale
Meanwhile the three on the summit across the valley had dined, frugally to be sure, and somewhat silently on bread and bacon.Virginia of Elk Creek Valley|Mary Ellen Chase
She frugally set aside the cracklins, after rendering the lard, for use in soap-making at the hopper.Blue Ridge Country|Jean Thomas
British Dictionary definitions for frugally
Word Origin for frugal
Word Origin and History for frugally
1590s, from Middle French frugal, from Latin frugalis, from undeclined adj. frugi "useful, proper, worthy, honest; temperate, economical," originally dative of frux (plural fruges) "fruit, produce," figuratively "value, result, success," related to fructus (see fruit). Sense evolved in Latin from "useful" to "profitable" to "economical." Related: Frugally.