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Meaning of FRIPPERY

Pronunciation:  'fripuree

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  1. \Frip"per*y\, n. [F. friperie, fr. fruper. See
    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.
    3. A place where old clothes are sold. --Shak.
    4. The trade or traffic in old clothes.
  2. \Frip"per*y\, a.
    Trifling; contemptible.
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