Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Dowdy, unkempt, or unfashionable.
  • adj. Ill- or bad-tempered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as frumpish, 1.
  • Same as frumpish, 2.

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

  • adj. primly out of date

Etymologies

Either frump or Middle English frumple +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Dude, you're such a frump.

    December 2, 2009

  • Are you a grumpy frumpy trumper?

    December 2, 2009

  • Do Not Want.

    Avoid at all costs. If you must use it, the alternative 'frumpish' sounds better to me.

    December 2, 2009

  • Take Judy, with her bow and arrow, she's a mastermind
    Too frumpy for the teenage population of her time
    Car coat, she has a quilted jacket with a hood if it rains
    Big pockets for the pharmaceuticals she takes to fix her brain.


    (The rollercoaster ride, by Belle and Sebastian)

    November 12, 2008

  • this word is too cute to be frumpy...

    May 2, 2008