From Middle English frym, from Old English freme (“vigorous, flourishing”), a secondary form of Old English fram (“strenuous, active, bold, strong”), from Proto-Germanic *framaz, *framiz (“forward, protruding”), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- (“front, forth”). Cognate with German fromm (“strong, brave”), Old English framian (“to avail, profit”). More at frame.
Dialectal variant of fremd.
- (Britain dialectal) Alternative form of
- frim folk
- (Judaism) Alternative form of