frump

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Etymology[edit]

Probably a contraction of late Middle English frumple(wrinkle), from Middle Dutch verrompelen, originally equivalent to for- +‎ rump +‎ -le.

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Noun[edit]

frump ‎(plural frumps)

  1. (colloquial) A frumpy person, somebody who is unattractive, drab or dowdy.
    You look like such a frump today!
  2. The clothes that such a person would wear.
    Get that frump off – it's horrid!

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Verb[edit]

frump ‎(third-person singular simple present frumps, present participle frumping, simple past and past participle frumped)

  1. (obsolete) To insult; to flout; to mock; to snub.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaumont and Fletcher to this entry?)