[fruhm-pee] /ˈfrʌm pi/
adjective, frumpier, frumpiest.
(of a woman, clothes, etc) dowdy, drab, or unattractive
1746, “cross-tempered,” from frump (n.) “bad temper” (1660s) and an earlier verb meaning “to mock, browbeat” (1550s), of obscure origin, perhaps imitative of a sneer or derisive snort. Sense of “sour-looking, unfashionable” is from 1825, but this may be a shortening of frumple “to wrinkle, crumple” (late 14c.), from Middle Dutch verrompelen, from ver- “completely” + rompelen “to rumple.” Related: Frumps. Cf. also frump.
Dowdy; run-down; unattractive: The message is that soft frumpy fellows are not only lovable but sexually attractive (1845+)
/ˈfrʌsəˌmaɪd/ noun 1. a diuretic used to relieve oedema, for example caused by heart or kidney disease
[fruhs-tuh m] /ˈfrʌs təm/ noun, plural frustums, frusta [fruhs-tuh] /ˈfrʌs tə/ (Show IPA). Geometry. 1. the part of a conical solid left after cutting off a top portion with a plane parallel to the base. 2. the part of a solid, as a cone or pyramid, between two usually parallel cutting planes. /ˈfrʌstəm/ noun (pl) […]
[fruhs-treyt] /ˈfrʌs treɪt/ verb (used with object), frustrated, frustrating. 1. to make (plans, efforts, etc.) worthless or of no avail; defeat; nullify: The student’s indifference frustrated the teacher’s efforts to help him. 2. to disappoint or thwart (a person): a talented woman whom life had frustrated. verb (used without object), frustrated, frustrating. 3. to become […]
[fruhs-trey-tid] /ˈfrʌs treɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. disappointed; thwarted: an announcer who was a frustrated actor. 2. having a feeling of or filled with ; dissatisfied: His unresolved difficulty left him absolutely frustrated. [fruhs-treyt] /ˈfrʌs treɪt/ verb (used with object), frustrated, frustrating. 1. to make (plans, efforts, etc.) worthless or of no avail; defeat; nullify: The […]