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frippery


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frippery  \Frip"per*y\,  n.  [F.  friperie  fr  fruper.  See 
  {Fripper}.] 
  1.  Coast-off  clothes.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  Hence:  Secondhand  finery;  cheap  and  tawdry  decoration; 
  affected  elegance. 
 
  Fond  of  gauze  and  French  frippery.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  The  gauzy  frippery  of  a  French  translation.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  3.  A  place  where  old  clothes  are  sold.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  The  trade  or  traffic  in  old  clothes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frippery  \Frip"per*y\,  a. 
  Trifling;  contemptible. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frippery 
  n  :  something  of  little  value  or  significance  [syn:  {bagatelle}, 
  {fluff},  {frivolity}] 




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