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  • n. Plural form of frump.


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  • She had heard Joan speak at Cambridge and was eager to secure her adherence, being wishful to surround herself with a group of young and good-looking women who should take the movement out of the hands of the "frumps," as she termed them.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary

  • All the while such a pleasant lunch is going on, the amiable birds make complimentary remarks to one another about their dress -- how very handsome is one's long pointed topknot, what a becoming yellow border another's tail has, and how particularly fine are the coral-red bangles on the wings of a third -- which is much better than if they should pick each other to pieces and talk about 'frumps' under their breath.

    Citizen Bird Scenes from Bird-Life in Plain English for Beginners

  • Which of either Barney Frank or David Axelrod out frumps the other in a given week.

    President-Elect Barack Obama's First Press Conference: Promises To "Act Swiftly" On Economy

  • He is a decent man and was drummed out of certain forums by a cabal of creepy self-righteous frumps determined to turn Lake Chapala into their version of Yazoo City.

    Saying Goodbye - Disparaging Remarks

  • In his world, women exist only as extensions of men -- mothers, wives, sisters or girlfriends, all of whom turn out to be either saggy old frumps or gold-digging cheaters.

    When Norman Mailer Was Nobody

  • Hackton, or in Berkeley Square, it was my chief pleasure to frighten them off; and I would make my little Bryan dance, sing, and play the diable a quatre, and aid him myself, so as to scare the old frumps.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Dowdies would have been the name for them, or frumps, or frights, or country gawks, because their attire was not statuesque or classic, as it should have been, which means that they were not half naked.


  • What she would say was that she hated frumps, fogies, failures, like himself presumably; thought people had no right to slouch about with their hands in their pockets; must do something, be something; and these great swells, these

    Mrs. Dalloway

  • For being free from debt, and yet not married, if casually I should fret and be angry, although the cause of my grief and displeasure were never so just, I am afraid, instead of consolation, that I should meet with nothing else but scoffs, frumps, gibes, and mocks at my disastrous fortune.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Cleopatra and all that lot were hags and frumps compared with her.

    Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves


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