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If you're feeling frumpy or grumpy, try to eat Paleo. It's a way of eating that is sometimes referred to as the 'Caveman Diet.'
Chelan Simmons

Meaning of "frumpy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FRUMPY

frumpy  [ˈfrʌmpɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FRUMPY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Frumpy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES FRUMPY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Frumpy

Frumpy was a German progressive rock band based in Hamburg, which was active between 1970–1972 and 1990–1995. Formed after the break-up of folk rockers The City Preachers, Frumpy released four albums between 1970–1973 and achieved considerable commercial success. The German press hailed them as the best German rock band of their time and their vocalist Inga Rumpf as the "greatest individual vocal talent" of the contemporary German rock scene. They disbanded in 1972 although the various members all worked together at various times over the following two decades and they reunited again in 1989, producing three more albums over five years after which they disbanded once more.

Definition of frumpy in the English dictionary

The definition of frumpy in the dictionary is dowdy, drab, or unattractive.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FRUMPY


bumpy
ˈbʌmpɪ
bungee-jump
ˈbʌndʒɪdʒʌmpɪ
clumpy
ˈklʌmpɪ
crumpy
ˈkrʌmpɪ
dumpy
ˈdʌmpɪ
glumpy
ˈɡlʌmpɪ
grumpy
ˈɡrʌmpɪ
humpy
ˈhʌmpɪ
jumpy
ˈdʒʌmpɪ
lumpy
ˈlʌmpɪ
plumpy
ˈplʌmpɪ
rumpy
ˈrʌmpɪ
rumpy-pumpy
ˈrʌmpɪˈpʌmpɪ
scrumpy
ˈskrʌmpɪ
slumpy
ˈslʌmpɪ
stumpy
ˈstʌmpɪ
tumpy
ˈtʌmpɪ
umpie
ˈʌmpɪ
umpy
ˈʌmpɪ
yumpie
ˈjʌmpɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FRUMPY

frumentaceous
frumentarious
frumentation
frumenty
frump
frumpily
frumpiness
frumpish
frumpishly
frumpishness
frumple
Frunze
frusemide
frush
frust
frusta
frustrate
frustrated
frustrater
frustrating

WORDS THAT END LIKE FRUMPY

campy
champy
crampy
crimpy
dampy
gimpy
hempy
kempy
schlumpy
scrimpy
shlumpy
shrimpy
skimpy
swampy
trampy
vampy
wimpy
yampy

Synonyms and antonyms of frumpy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FRUMPY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «frumpy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of frumpy

Translation of «frumpy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FRUMPY

Find out the translation of frumpy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of frumpy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «frumpy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

老土
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desaliñada
570 millions of speakers

English

frumpy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

frumpy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رث
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

непривлекательный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desmazelada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

frumpy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mal fagotée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Frumpy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Frumpy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ださい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

슬픈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Frumpy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhếch nhác
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

frumpy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फ्रूमपी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gösterişsiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

frumpy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

frumpy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

непривабливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

demodată
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

frumpy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

frumpy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

frumpy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

frumpy
5 millions of speakers

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The term «frumpy» is regularly used and occupies the 86.632 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about frumpy

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4 QUOTES WITH «FRUMPY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word frumpy.
1
Amanda Hearst
I basically made it my mission to prove that ethical fashion isn't frumpy and bland.
2
Marin Ireland
Usually, I end up being the frumpy or mentally challenged or in 'Reasons to Be Pretty', regular. Or a weirdo. I play a lot of weirdos.
3
Chelan Simmons
If you're feeling frumpy or grumpy, try to eat Paleo. It's a way of eating that is sometimes referred to as the 'Caveman Diet.'
4
Catherine Zeta-Jones
I used to go around looking as frumpy as possible because it was inconceivable you could be attractive as well as be smart. It wasn't until I started being myself, the way I like to turn out to meet people that I started to get any work.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FRUMPY»

Discover the use of frumpy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to frumpy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting it : Your Ultimate Guide to ...
This book is an invitation to change how the world sees you and how you see yourself, on your terms. You'll learn how to dress to elevate your image so you look and feel amazing.
Natalie Jobity, 2010
2
Frumpy to Foxy in 15 Minutes Flat
Provides advice on how to look stylish in every social situation with tips on the best use of makeup, hair styles, and clothing, with before and after pictures.
Elycia Rubin, Rita Mauceri, 2005
3
Frumpy McDoogle: the boy who made a poem
A boy has a dream in which he meets a tiny elf in the forest, who tells him a story that helps make that dream come true.
Frever Fields, 1992
4
From Frumpy Fat to Fabulous
This is the factual and humorous account of how I accomplished my forty-pound weight loss.
Dolly Polk, 2005
5
Frumpy to Fabulous: One Change a Week to a Healthier You!
One Change a Week to a Healthier You! Josette Puig. FRUMPY A FABULOSO ¡ UN CAMBIO A LA SEMANA HACIA UNA MEJOR SALUD! JOSETTE PUIG Siguiente: Tuve mi primera dieta a los 10 años y Front Cover.
Josette Puig, 2012
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Billboard
He's FRUMPY. Hero of the happiest, catchiest Christmas smash since Rudolph, Frosty or Alvin. It's the story of Frumpy 's long hop to the North Pole to make sure that poor children everywhere are not forgotten on Christmas. Frumpy is sure to ...
7
Frumpy: The Pumpkin Who Missed Halloween
Frumpy the pumpkin is very disappointed when he finds out he missed Halloween.
Patricia Olson, 2008
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Tales of Christmases Past
Percy felt that the long night of the Arctic winter would suit Frumpy's dislike of daylight, and the snow and cold weather conditions would be an ideal environment for the strange animal. The letter concluded by stating that Percy hoped Santa ...
Joe A. McBee, 2014
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Doing Time
Frumpy drew near to look at him more closely. “Yeah. I think so. But could you go get me a glass of water?” “You're soaked with sweat—are you feverish? Or is it heat exhaustion?” Frumpy was becoming more solicitous in her concern for the ...
Jack N. Lawson, 2010
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Brothers Under the Skin
Had, of course, says he's frumpy.” “In what dance, dear Brad?” “Another Scotch here?” We are signaling our waiter for our third round before dinner. “Oh, bosh, I don't think there's dancing in this one.” “Forget it. Got a definition of frumpy, dear?
Elizabeth Von Vogt, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FRUMPY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term frumpy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Windows 10 Mobile: How Microsoft's new OS hints at a truly mobile …
Those implementations were less than perfect - built by OEMs on top of the Android OS, with a clunky user experience and frumpy hardware. «Neowin, Jul 15»
2
Boyfriend killer Jodi Arias took explicit photos of her lover before she …
... capable of such violence," she admitted in one. Jodi sold art work from prison to her 'fans' and a charity auctioned off her 'frumpy' glasses. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Inside Out tells little girls Fatness is Sad, being thin is Joy
... over Sadness, voiced by actress Phyllis Smith, being depicted as a frumpy fat girl while Joy, played by Amy Poehler, is slim and fashionable. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Style Rider: Elizabeth Sankey of Summer Camp Takes Cues from …
I love that boxy 80s look in theory, but in reality I felt very frumpy. When you actually look at what young women were wearing back then it was ... «Noisey, Jul 15»
5
BWW Reviews: Ocean State Theatre Company Sings Out with …
This one has everything, from frumpy dresses to stylish pantsuits to burlesque outfits that light up to dance costumes for child performers. «Broadway World, Jul 15»
6
Commentary | Does black privilege really exist?
... the choice because, “She understood that she could live a better life as a light-skinned sister rather than a frumpy, nondescript white woman. «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»
7
Ghostbusters Cast Spotted in Uniform for the First Time—See the Pic!
Other photos of the ladies onset in Boston have shown them in various different getups, including Wiig wearing a frumpy businesswoman ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
8
How To Survive Early Motherhood In True Millennial-Mama Fashion
... and you will likely be more excited about “entertaining” if you don't feel like draping yourself in a cloak of invisibility, due to frumpy pajamas. «Elite Daily, Jul 15»
9
Men are both dumber and smarter than women
If I acted that way, people would just assume I was rude and frumpy, not necessarily brilliant. It seems like many people agree women are just ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
10
Out There: Who Wears Short Shorts?
Everything's become shorter and tighter, and it makes me feel confused and frumpy. I need a little bit of coverage, you know? I'm not overweight ... «velonews.competitor.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Frumpy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/frumpy>. Nov 2019 ».
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