adjective Date: circa 1847 dowdy, drab

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  • Frumpish — Frump ish, a. 1. Cross tempered; scornful. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Old fashioned, as a woman s dress. [1913 Webster] Our Bell . . . looked very frumpish. Foote. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frumpish — adjective Poorly dressed; wearing drab, lifeless, ill fitting clothing. More typically used to describe women than men. Women are forced out of despair into frumpish dress after being chewed up and spit out by men. See Also: frumpy …   Wiktionary

  • frumpish — frumpy UK [ˈfrʌmpɪ] / US [ˈfrʌmpɪ] or frumpish UK [ˈfrʌmpɪʃ] / US adjective Word forms frumpy : adjective frumpy comparative frumpier superlative frumpiest wearing clothes that are not attractive or fashionable …   English dictionary

  • frumpish — /ˈfrʌmpɪʃ/ (say frumpish) adjective dowdy and unattractive. {frump + ish1} –frumpishly, adverb –frumpishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • frumpish — adjective primly out of date nothing so frumpish as last year s gambling game • Syn: ↑dowdy, ↑frumpy • Similar to: ↑unfashionable, ↑unstylish • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • frumpish — frump·ish (frŭmʹpĭsh) adj. 1. Dull or plain. 2. Prim and sedate.   frumpʹish·ly adv. frumpʹish·ness n. * * * …   Universalium

  • frumpish — Synonyms and related words: beat up, bedraggled, blowzy, careless, chintzy, dilapidated, dowdy, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, frowzy, frumpy, grubby, in rags, informal, loose, lumpen, messy, mussy, negligent, out of date, outmoded, poky …   Moby Thesaurus

  • frumpish — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Quite outmoded or unfashionable: dowdy. Informal: tacky2. See NEW …   English dictionary for students

  • frumpish — frump·ish || frÊŒmpɪʃ adj. untidy, poorly dressed (about a woman) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frumpish — a.; (also frumpy) Cross, cross tempered, cross grained, snappish, irritable …   New dictionary of synonyms

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