- frump·i·ly, adverb
- frump·i·ness, noun
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How to use frumpy in a sentence
In another, he says that Triffon’s female friends “look really frumpy and overweight” after seeing a picture of them in swimsuits.New Jeopardy! Host Mike Richards Steps Down Amid Criticism. But He's Not Leaving the Show Entirely | Megan McCluskey | August 20, 2021 | Time
The fleece half-zip as part of the classic frumpy Dad ensemble!One night in Cancun: Ted Cruz’s disastrous decision to go on vacation during Texas storm crisis | Ashley Parker | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
More hokey than the inspired objects recalled by the curators: A frumpy teddy bear.
In the novel, Newton takes up with a frumpy, unlettered Kentucky woman well into middle age.‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Is a Classic Twice over—as a Movie and a Novel | Malcolm Jones | February 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It's like she is in Fashion Jail and only allowed to wear frumpy dated Sloane florals and old lady canary yellow.
But relative next to our toned and styled first lady, it was stodgy and frumpy.Michelle Obama’s Signs of Fashion Restraint on Election Night | Isabel Wilkinson | November 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) became a frumpy mother of two overweight daughters.
"Do you know, I really liked her better last year, when she was frumpy and dowdy," faltered Dopsy.Mount Royal, Volume 3 of 3 | Mary Elizabeth Braddon
If she had been a stiff, frumpy thing, I just couldn't have paid the least attention to her.Brenda's Ward | Helen Leah Reed
She has never ceased to talk about the frumpy crowd she met there.Contrary Mary | Temple Bailey
Men don't marry frumpy, snuffy old things of thirty, or thereabouts.Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed | Edna Ferber
I have been a grumpy, frumpy, wayward sort of a woman, a good many years.The Personal History of David Copperfield | Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for frumpy
(of a woman, clothes, etc) dowdy, drab, or unattractive
- frumpily or frumpishly, adverb
- frumpiness or frumpishness, noun
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