Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Beyond the boundary of the mainstream.
  • adj. Adorned with fringes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Adorned with fringes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of a fringe; adorned with fringes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. at or constituting a border or edge

Etymologies

fringe +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The difference: Paul is "fringy" in a way almost entirely acceptable to the party establishment -- he doesn't threaten them.

    Ron Paul Has More Cash On Hand Than John McCain!

  • The article written about him was deleted because he was deemed "fringy" and "non-notable".

    Book of Spells of Serpents

  • I'm sure there are "fringy" people at some of these events, but it wouldn't surprise me if journalists found the three weirdest people at a demonstration and used their remarks to paint a portrait of a frothing right-wing mob.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • The magazine had science articles - in retrospect often pretty "fringy" or pseudoscience-based, yet always interesting

    Biology in Science Fiction

  • Josh Vitters 'defense from "fringy" to average, but the numbers this past year at least rate it as a plus.

    Beyond the Box Score

  • What really concerns me over and over again is the attention we give to the nutcases on the fringy right — Dick Cheney first and foremost.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Security Line Threat

  • This fall, you can be an S&M secretary/vamp; a '50s prom queen; a futuristic time-travel babe; a '40s lipstick-and-lace kind of a gal; a pared-down tomboy; an ethnic, fringy, upmarket hippy; a be-sequined party girl; a satin-and-fur siren; or an oversized, overshaped cross-dresser—and I've probably missed a couple of themes.

    Fashion's Great Confusion

  • This sensibility and honesty, of course makes him damaged goods with with the fringy lunatics running the GOP.

    Think Progress » Romney: ‘I find it hard to disagree with Rush Limbaugh.’

  • It was hardly a fringy group; many more men wore blue blazers than ponytails.

    First Contact

  • The belief that Obama is somehow concealing his records is indeed paranoid, and fringy, and silly.

    What You Know That Isn’t So

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