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frumpy

[ fruhm-pee ]
/ ˈfrʌm pi /
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adjective, frump·i·er, frump·i·est.

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Origin of frumpy

First recorded in 1740–50; frump + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM frumpy

frump·i·ly, adverbfrump·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for frumpy

frumpy

frumpish (ˈfrʌmpɪʃ)

/ (ˈfrʌmpɪ) /

adjective

(of a woman, clothes, etc) dowdy, drab, or unattractive

Derived forms of frumpy

frumpily or frumpishly, adverbfrumpiness or frumpishness, noun
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