Definitions

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  • adj. peevish; froward

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Peevish; froward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Peevish; froward.

Etymologies

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Compare frap, frape.

Examples

  • I can't say I know what he means; but he speaks rather froppish.

    Camilla

  • Now can I laugh at him; and, if the baby is froppish, can coax him into good humour.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • So, once, he was as froppish as a child, on my calling him the man; a higher distinction, I think, than if I had called him a king, or a prince.

    The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Volume 4 (of 7)

  • You never, Sir, will be so froppish as I have been: it was in my nature: I could not help it: but I was always sorry for it afterwards But if Harriet make i/otc no worse a wife than my dame Selby has made 7ne, you will not be unhappy And yet I was led a tedious dance after her, before I knew what she would be at I had like to have forgot that.

    Sir Charles Grandison

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