[frood] /frud/

James Anthony, 1818–94, English historian.
James Anthony. 1818–94, English historian; author of a controversial biography (1882–84) of Carlyle.
his brother William. 1810–79, English civil engineer


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    /fraʊd/ noun 1. a dimensionless number used in hydrodynamics for model simulation of actual conditions

  • Froufrou

    [froo-froo] /ˈfruˌfru/ noun 1. elaborate decoration, as frills, ribbons, or ruffles, especially on women’s clothing. 2. a rustling, particularly the rustling of silk, as in a woman’s dress. /ˈfruːˌfruː/ noun 1. a swishing sound, as made by a long silk dress 2. elaborate dress or ornamentation, esp worn by women

  • Frou-frou

    1870, “a rustling,” from French (19c.), possibly imitative of the rustling of a dress. Meaning “fussy details” is from 1876. noun Frilly dress and adornment; frivolous bedizenment: Is that what you want in a girl, chi-chi, frou-frou, fancy clothes, permanent waves? [1870+; fr French, imitative of the rustling of silk]

  • Frousy

    [frou-zee] /ˈfraʊ zi/ adjective, frousier, frousiest. 1. . [frou-zee] /ˈfraʊ zi/ adjective, frowsier, frowsiest. 1. . noun A slovenly, unkempt woman: a few frowsies in skirts (1900+)

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