Synonyms for frumpy
- badly dressed
- poorly dressed
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRUMPY
She is frumpy enough for anything; and you call that an engagement?
This is my grumpy, frumpy story, and we'll keep it to ourselves, Trot!'
If she had been a stiff, frumpy thing, I just couldn't have paid the least attention to her.
She has never ceased to talk about the frumpy crowd she met there.
"Do you know, I really liked her better last year, when she was frumpy and dowdy," faltered Dopsy.
It would be a pleasure to serve a good-looking fellow like your friend, after being plagued waiting on frumpy farmer?
I have been a grumpy, frumpy, wayward sort of a woman, a good many years.
A frumpy party is nothing more nor less than a collection of badly dressed persons.
1746, "cross-tempered," from frump (n.) "bad temper" (1660s) and an earlier verb meaning "to mock, browbeat" (1550s), of obscure origin, perhaps imitative of a sneer or derisive snort. Sense of "sour-looking, unfashionable" is from 1825, but this may be a shortening of frumple "to wrinkle, crumple" (late 14c.), from Middle Dutch verrompelen, from ver- "completely" + rompelen "to rumple." Related: Frumps. Cf. also frump.