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  • His wardrobe goes to the fripier; his dishes to the dogs, and himself to the devil, and after his decease no vestige of him remains.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Je suis le seul fripier qui ait de la morale: je ne borne à un prix raisonable; je me contente de la livre pour sou -- je veux dire du sou pour livre.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844

  • He had purchased moreover a handsome blue satin waistcoat, fancifully enough embroidered—this was indeed something the worse for the service it had done, but ’t was clean scour’d—the gold had been touch’d up, and upon the whole was rather showy than otherwise—and as the blue was not violent, it suited with the coat and breeches very well: he had squeez’d out of the money, moreover, a new bag and a solitaire; and had insisted with the fripier upon a gold pair of garters to his breeches knees.

    57. Le Dimanche. Paris

  • He had purchased, moreover, a handsome blue satin waistcoat, fancifully enough embroidered: - this was indeed something the worse for the service it had done, but 'twas clean scour'd; - the gold had been touch'd up, and upon the whole was rather showy than otherwise; - and as the blue was not violent, it suited with the coat and breeches very well: he had squeez'd out of the money, moreover, a new bag and a solitaire; and had insisted with the fripier upon a gold pair of garters to his breeches knees.

    A Sentimental Journey

  • His wardrobe goes to the fripier, his dishes to the dogs, and himself to the devil.”

    Travels through France and Italy

  • He had purchased, moreover, a handsome blue satin waistcoat, fancifully enough embroidered: -- this was indeed something the worse for the service it had done, but 'twas clean scour'd; -- the gold had been touch'd up, and upon the whole was rather showy than otherwise; -- and as the blue was not violent, it suited with the coat and breeches very well: he had squeez'd out of the money, moreover, a new bag and a solitaire; and had insisted with the fripier upon a gold pair of garters to his breeches knees.

    A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

  • If you have not got a dress, I shall supply you; my wife is a _fripier_ in the Antoine; she supplies all the civic fêtes with costumes, and you may have any dress you like, from a grand signor with his turban, down to a _colporteur_ with his pack, or a watchman with his nightcap. "

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 342, April, 1844

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  • Lovely word.

    April 16, 2008

  • I think — (French; masculine noun) a seller of vintage clothing. The owner of a friperie (which, yes, sells friperies).

    April 16, 2008