verb (used with object), fringed, fring·ing.
- friml, rudolf,
- fringe area,
- fringe benefit,
- fringe tree,
- fringe-toed lizard,
Origin of fringe
Examples from the Web for unfringe
May all the devils ride over me if I don't drive a bullet through your brain if you ever unfringe my discipline again!Horse-Shoe Robinson|John Pendleton Kennedy
- an outer edge; periphery
- (as modifier)fringe dwellers; a fringe area
Word Origin for fringe
early 14c., from Old French frenge "thread, strand, fringe, hem" (early 14c.), from Vulgar Latin *frimbia, metathesis of Latin fimbriae (plural) "fibers, threads, fringe," of uncertain origin. Figurative sense of "outer edge, margin," is first recorded 1894. Related: Fringes. Fringe benefits is recorded from 1952.
late 15c., from fringe (n.). Related: Fringed; fringing.