Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Frumpish appearance or behaviour.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Reproach; abuse.

Etymologies

frump +‎ -ery (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Instead, Carey is virtually unrecognizable as an office drone done up in '80s frumpery.

    Women of 'Precious' undertake transformational roles

  • Kitty-corner across the graveyard I headed in pursuit of the flower from Jim Morrison's grave, needing no map, following instead the kids I saw: bedraggled or chic, sleek and ragtag alike, mostly from the New World, often stoned and quiet, and clashing strangely with the cemetery's ancient Old World mood, outrageously out of place amid its overcarved frumpery, and looking like cartoon ostriches clad in tutus and scrambling quacking through a rainy-day funeral.

    Shampoo Planet

  • I do when the last little frumpery of my old life had been turned into money to support my new one?

    The Fifth Wheel A Novel

  • When you see a girl struggling for what little education she can get, and know what sacrifices are being made for it, you just hate your frumpery old finery, and you want to convert everything you possess into cash to help her.

    The Lady of the Decoration

  • Watching Malia and Sasha Obama grow up in the White House will be such a refreshing change after the frumpery of the Bushes, and it is heartening to think that America rediscovered itself on Election Day.

    The Moderate Voice

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