American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Dull or plain.
- adj. Prim and sedate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Poorly dressed; wearing drab, lifeless, ill-fitting clothing. More typically used to describe women than men.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Cross-tempered; scornful.
- adj. Old-fashioned, as a woman's dress.
- adj. primly out of date
- frump + -ish (Wiktionary)
“She held her head very high indeed, and would not speak to this doll because it was "frumpish," or that doll because it was not in the same set as herself.”
“Otherwise it would become too / ladylike and frumpish / for me.”
“He also wants to explore Muskie's private life, and is disappointed when aide John Ehrlichman tells Nixon that Muskie is "" very cloistered, very frumpish. '”
“Or is it because you are an incompetent frumpish hysterical female, wholly out of her depth, who instead of acting in a civilised manner as one would expect from someone in your position, instead gives lectures which are downright rude, pig-headedly arrogant and most unladylike?”
“In fact, as the lamb and red wine were served, my first impression of Blairand of his wife, Cherie, who was then very much in her slightly frumpish, pre-designer periodwas that they were bright, articulate, personable.”
“Anna could see there was a thick grey line in her parting; now, the hippy style made her look old-fashioned, almost frumpish.”
“Gradually, he passed, and Bingham looked deeply into the near distance, away from the man, as if he were watching for something specific, and had been before the man and his brown-haired, frumpish nurse came into his sight.”
“If you wear a robe or alb, my opinion is, you MUST have a good pair of black pumps that are not super-trendy but also not frumpish.”
“A plump woman with gray hair and a rather frumpish uniform approached them.”
“Afterwards, when the novelty had worn off, she subjected her companion to a closer scrutiny, and from the height of thirteen years had soon taxed her with being a frumpish old maid; the valiant but feeble efforts Miss Isabella made to entertain her, as they walked along, only strengthening her in this opinion.”
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