froppish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare frap, frape.

Adjective[edit]

froppish (comparative more froppish, superlative most froppish)

  1. (obsolete) peevish; froward
    • Edward, Earl of Clarendon
      [H]is Enemies [] had still the same Power, and the same Malice, and a froppish Kind of Insolence, that delighted to deprive him of any Thing that pleased him, and manifestly pleased itself in vexing him.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for froppish in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)