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Definition of "frippery" [frip•per•y]

  • Pretentious, showy finery. (noun)
  • Pretentious elegance; ostentation. (noun)
  • Something trivial or nonessential. (noun)

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 "frippery" in a sentence
  • "Gloves, an Ell or two of Muslin or figured Lawn, and as a little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world, Nabby would have me add, a few yard of Black or"
  • "In San Francisco, Tim meets Jay, calls his frippery-based collection the equivalent of"
  • "Ignore the insanely complex and expensive parallelogram-hinged door frippery, which is strictly concept; the car does provide some design clues."