- a person who is dowdy, drab, and unattractive.
- a dull, old-fashioned person.
Origin of frump
Related Words for frumpishboring, cheesy, dowdy, drab, dull, frumpy, homely, old-fashioned, plain, shabby, stodgy, unattractive, unfashionable, unkempt
Examples from the Web for frumpish
Historical Examples of frumpish
The niece, rustic and gawky; the companion sour and frumpish.Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
I love society, and you only care to associate with dowdy, frumpish people.Averil
Rosa Nouchette Carey
It does seem odd and frumpish not to be in Scotland, but motoring covers a multitude of social sins.Set in Silver
Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
The bears came next, horrid cunning white things, and turning in their toes like that does give them such a frumpish look.The Visits of Elizabeth
A woman is frumpish and old-fashioned if she does not know that "adultery with one paramour is nick-named marriage."
- a woman who is dowdy, drab, or unattractive
Word Origin for frump
"cross, unstylish person" 1817, perhaps from frumple (v.) "to wrinkle" (late 14c.), from Middle Dutch verrompelen "to wrinkle" (see frumpy).