frumpy

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Etymology[edit]

Either frump or Middle English frumple +‎ -y.

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frumpy (comparative frumpier, superlative frumpiest)

  1. Dowdy, unkempt, or unfashionable.
    She came to the door in a frumpy housedress and bedroom slippers.
  2. (dated) Ill- or bad-tempered.

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