frumpy frumpy  /f ˈrəm pi/


  • (adj) primly out of date



  1. Though she dressed like a dumpy Dutch huisvrouw in her frumpy hats, flat shoes and baggy tweeds, she was one of the world's richest women.
  2. To my surprise, Sara did not look unkempt, frumpy, heavy or in any way like a Wiccan.
  3. Now Charles gets to rule Britain with the frumpy consort of his dreams.


  • Emma Watson Leads ‘The Bling Ring’ Premiere Red Carpet Style

    We've been seeing a lot of Emma Watson lately (usually in Chanel), and it has to be said that the girl is killing it in terms of her red carpet ensembles as of late. Maybe it's just that we're so excited to see her out of those frumpy Gryffindor robes of old, or maybe it's just that she's actually a style maven on the rise... More »
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Atlanta Post


  1. "Michelle, she looks fabulous. I am a little frumpy. Up until a few years ago, I only had four suits. She used to tease me because they would get really shiny," Obama said.
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: (blog)

  2. "I want to create clothes that flatter every figure," Simpson told the March issue of In Style. "I know how a dress can make you feel so frumpy. I promise mine won't."
    on Feb 11, 2009 By: Jessica Simpson Source: EfluxMedia News

  3. "I enjoyed wearing the dresses," Stone said regarding filming her two-episode "Tudors" arc. "But the thing about Anne of Cleves is, she was not supposed to be attractive. Anne, let's be honest, was described as quite frumpy and ugly. But hey,...
    on May 16, 2009 By: Joss Stone Source: United Press International

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