a person who is dowdy, drab, and unattractive.
a dull, old-fashioned person.
a woman who is dowdy, drab, or unattractive
“cross, unstylish person” 1817, perhaps from frumple (v.) “to wrinkle” (late 14c.), from Middle Dutch verrompelen “to wrinkle” (see frumpy).
A dowdy woman: that floppy-looking frump he left you for (1817+)
[fruhm-pee] /ˈfrʌm pi/ adjective, frumpier, frumpiest. 1. . /ˈfrʌmpɪ/ adjective 1. (of a woman, clothes, etc) dowdy, drab, or unattractive adj. 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 […]
/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 […]