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Definition of "frumpish" []

  • Dull or plain. (adjective)
  • Prim and sedate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "frumpish" in a sentence
  • "She held her head very high indeed, and would not speak to this doll because it was "frumpish," or that doll because it was not in the same set as herself."
  • "Otherwise it would become too / ladylike and frumpish / for me."
  • "He also wants to explore Muskie's private life, and is disappointed when aide John Ehrlichman tells Nixon that Muskie is "" very cloistered, very frumpish. ''"