from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A girl or woman regarded as dull, plain, or unfashionable.
- n. A person regarded as colorless and primly sedate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A frumpy person, somebody who is unattractive, drab or dowdy.
- n. The clothes that such a person would wear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To insult; to flout; to mock; to snub.
- n. A contemptuous speech or piece of conduct; a gibe or flout.
- n. A cross, old-fashioned person; esp., an old woman; a gossip.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be rude to; insult; snub; rebuke.
- To fabricate or patch up (a tale).
- To be rude.
- To go about gossiping.
- To complain without cause.
- n. A taunt; a jeer; a flout; a snub.
- n. A lie.
- n. A dowdy woman or girl, particularly when also cross or ill-tempered; a hag.
- n. A gossip.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
Possibly short for Middle English frumple, wrinkle, from Middle Dutch verrompelen, to wrinkle : ver-, completely; see per1 in Indo-European roots + rompelen, to wrinkle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)