frippery frippery

Definition(s):

  • (n) something of little value or significance

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Gun Club Cook Book scorns frippery and froufrou, sets forth many a plain but seasonable and spicy appetizer, many a hearty pice de rsistance.
  2. OUT OF TUNE Members of the John Frum movement are fighting over how to honor him; some say this weekly guitar session in Lamakara village is frippery.
  3. Ochs banished fiction from the newspaper and declared that comic strips, gossip columns and other frippery would have no place there.

News

  1. Thousands think pink for the cure

    Of all the feathered, fringed or flashy frippery Aracelli Rosales has worn over the years to San Antonio's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, this year's pink spandex full-body suit may have been her worst idea. The 34-year-old from Corpus Christi would not have won any awards for practicality Saturday at the annual charity race to support breast cancer research, but she was hardly alone in her ...
    on September 15, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

  2. Think pink 'for the Cure'

    Of all the feathered, fringed or flashy frippery Aracelli Rosales has worn over the years to San Antonio's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, this year's pink spandex full-body suit may have been her worst idea. The 34-year-old from Corpus Christi would not have won any awards for practicality Saturday at the annual charity race to support breast cancer research, but she was hardly alone in her ...
    on September 13, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

Quotes

  1. Greengrass said: "The Bourne franchise is not about wearing Prada suits and looking at women coming out of the sea with bikinis on. It's about essence and truth, not frippery and surface."
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: Paul Greengrass Source: BBC News

  2. "This is not some luxury, some frippery, it is the core business of government," Mr Stanhope said.
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Jon Stanhope Source: NEWS.com.au

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