frippery definition

  • noun:
    • Pretentious, showy finery.
    • Pretentious elegance; ostentation.
    • some thing trivial or nonessential.
    • Ostentation, as in elegant clothing.
    • Useless things; trifles.
    • Cast-off garments.
    • The trade or traffic in old clothing.
    • where old clothing are sold.
    • therefore: secondhand finery; cheap and tawdry design; affected beauty.
    • Coast-off clothing.
    • therefore: Secondhand finery; low priced and tawdry design; impacted beauty.
    • somewhere in which old garments are offered.
    • The trade or traffic in old garments.
    • Trade or traffic in old clothes.
    • a location in which old clothes can be bought.
    • Old clothes; cast-off garments; garments discarded after putting on.
    • For this reason Worthless or worthless trifles; trumpery; gewgaws.
    • some thing of little worth or importance
  • adjective:
    • Trifling; contemptible.
  • others:
    • Trifling; frivolous; contemptible; trumpery.

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