Definition of Frumpy

1. Adjective. Primly out of date. "Nothing so frumpish as last year's gambling game"

Exact synonyms: Dowdy, Frumpish
Similar to: Unfashionable, Unstylish
Derivative terms: Dowdiness, Frump



Definition of Frumpy

1. Adjective. Dowdy, unkempt, or unfashionable. ¹

2. Adjective. (dated) Ill- or bad-tempered. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frumpy

1. dowdy [adj FRUMPIER, FRUMPIEST] : FRUMPILY [adv] - See also: dowdy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frumpy

frumpers
frumpery
frumpier
frumpiest
frumpily
frumpiness
frumping
frumpish
frumpishly
frumpishness
frumple
frumpled
frumples
frumpling
frumps
frumpy (current term)
frusemide
frush
frushed
frushes
frushing
frusht
frust
frusta
frusto-conical
frustoconical
frustrable
frustraneous
frustrate
frustrated

Literary usage of Frumpy

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1. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"FRUMP, frumpy, FRUMPISH, FRUMPS. The first term is of reproach, ... If insolent withal, she would be said to be frumpy, or frumpish, or " in her frumps. ..."

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