frilly frilly  /f ˈrɪ li/


  • (adj) having decorative ruffles or frills



  1. First stop is a store selling oddly streaked jeans, next a shop with frilly jackets and flowery coats.
  2. When her mother clothed her in frilly dresses, she would try to rip them off.
  3. What those Tokyo girls define as kawaii can be as cute as frilly pink shirts one day and as raunchy as a vinyl miniskirt the next.


  1. Recent

    Five-year-old Abbie Neitz was on all fours with her big brown eyes glued to the playground turf at Polliwog Park early Monday afternoon. She had seen a pink gem—matching her frilly top and Puma tennis shoes—twinkling under the sun but could no longer locate it.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Easy Reader

  2. Riverbend: Excitement is back for Psychedelic Furs (June 12)

    When film director John Hughes heard The Psychedelic Furs' "Pretty in Pink," he envisioned Molly Ringwald in pink T-shirts and frilly sweaters.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press


  1. Quinn added: "We don't need frilly players here, we need proper men and a big manager can bring us that type of player."
    on May 25, 2009 By: Niall Quinn Source: BBC Sport

  2. "But if you're going out to the supermarket on a regular Wednesday wearing a sports jersey, people might wonder about your sanity. These aren't clothes. They're costumes. French maids might wear a white skirt with a frilly apron, but when a woman...
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: Clinton Kelly Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

  3. Dita told Frock Me presenters Alexa Chung and Henry Holland: "I just love wearing fancy frilly underwear under my clothes. It's like having my own little secret."
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: Dita Von Teese Source: Metro

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