no-frills
adjective Date: 1960 offering or providing only the essentials ; not fancy, elaborate, or luxurious <
a no-frills airline
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  • no-frills — ˈno frills adjective [only before a noun] MARKETING no frills products or services are very basic and cheap: • a bill requiring banks in the state to offer low cost, no frills checking accounts • It went from being a no frills discount carrier to …   Financial and business terms

  • no-frills — (adj.) 1957, from NO (Cf. no) + FRILLS (Cf. frills). The expression no thrills meaning without extra flourishes or ornamentation is in use from 1870s; the original notion probably is of plain clothing. Man with no frills (American) a plain person …   Etymology dictionary

  • no-frills — /ˈnoʊ frɪlz/ (say noh frilz) adjective 1. having few, if any, additional luxuries or benefits which impose extra cost: a no frills airline service. 2. (of retail goods) without elaborate packaging and without expensive advertising, hence sold at… …   Australian English dictionary

  • no frills — or without frills (in a manner, form, etc which is) straightforward, clear, without posturing, with no superfluous additions, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑frill * * * no frills phrase used for referring to something that is good enough but has no… …   Useful english dictionary

  • no-frills — adj [only before noun] a no frills product or service includes only basic features and is not of the highest possible quality ▪ no frills accommodation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • no-frills — [nō′frilz′] adj. Slang having few or no special services, luxuries, embellishments, etc …   English World dictionary

  • no-frills — no′ frills′ adj. cvb lacking extras; basic; plain • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • No frills — This article is about the marketing concept. For other uses, see No frills (disambiguation). No frills or no frills is a term used to describe any service or product for which the non essential features have been removed to keep the price low.… …   Wikipedia

  • No frills — Das No frills Konzept ist ein Begriff aus der Wirtschaft und beschreibt eine Maßnahme zur Kostensenkung in Unternehmen. No frills (englisch) bedeutet in etwa ohne Schnickschnack, d. h. durch Weglassen von nicht essentiellen Teilen einer Ware …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • No-Frills — Das No frills Konzept ist ein Begriff aus der Wirtschaft und beschreibt eine der verschiedenen Maßnahmen, mit denen Unternehmen ihre Kosten senken. No frills (englisch) bedeutet in etwa ohne Schnickschnack, d. h. durch Weglassen von nicht… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • no-frills — /noh frilz /, adj. 1. providing or including basic services and necessities without any additional features or amenities: Food and beverages are not covered by the low no frills air fare. 2. no name. 3. unadorned; simple; plain; spare: a… …   Universalium

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