Synonyms for frump

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Frump,—the word calls up the exact picture; frump and fatuity.

“The frump, as you call her, is usually a countess or a duchess,” with asperity.

No one ever regained my favour by making a frump of herself.

Billings waved his hand to the frump as he mounted the stairway inside.

And this was the frump's father, and it was for him she was scheming to make a home!

"And metathorax," chimed in the frump, her head close to his.

The frump now was to be worked off on me, and I was expected to stand for it.

"One bore, or one frump, can ruin a party," was a favorite saying of hers.

"To only two that I know of," responded Mrs. Frump, in a winning voice.

Mrs. Frump made her sentences short, to accommodate her breath.

WORD ORIGIN

"cross, unstylish person" 1817, perhaps from frumple (v.) "to wrinkle" (late 14c.), from Middle Dutch verrompelen "to wrinkle" (see frumpy).

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