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Meaning of FRIPPERY

Pronunciation:  'fripuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  something of little value or significance
 

FRIPPERY is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: bagatelle, fluff, frivolity
 
 See Also: stuff, sundries, sundry, whatchamacallit, whatsis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Frip"per*y\, n. [F. friperie, fr. fruper. See
    {Fripper}.]
    1. Coast-off clothes. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
    
    2. Hence: Secondhand finery; cheap and tawdry decoration;
       affected elegance.
    
             Fond of gauze and French frippery.    --Goldsmith.
    
             The gauzy frippery of a French translation. --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    3. A place where old clothes are sold. --Shak.
    
    4. The trade or traffic in old clothes.
    
    
  2. \Frip"per*y\, a.
    Trifling; contemptible.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, bagatelle, bauble, bean, bedizenment, bibelot, bit, brass farthing, bravery, button, cent, chiffon, clinquant, curio, duplication, duplication of effort, embellishment, expletive, extravagance, fancy dress, farce, farthing, fat, feather, featherbedding, festoons, fig, filling, finery, fleabite, folderol, foofaraw, fribble, frill, frilliness, frilling, frills, frills and furbelows, froufrou, full dress, fuss, gaiety, gaud, gaudery, gewgaw, gilding, gilt, gimcrack, gingerbread, hair, halfpenny, hill of beans, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, luxury, minikin, mockery, molehill, needlessness, ornamentation, overadornment, overlap, padding, party dress, paste, payroll padding, peppercorn, picayune, pin, pinch of snuff, pinchbeck, pinprick, pleonasm, prolixity, rap, red cent, redundance, redundancy, regalia, row of pins, rush, shit, snap, sneeshing, sou, straw, Sunday best, superfluity, superfluousness, tautology, tinsel, toy, trappings, trickery, trifle, trinket, triviality, trumpery, tuppence, two cents, twopence, unnecessariness, verbosity, war paint, whim-wham
 

 

 

 

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