From Middle English frym, from Old English freme (“vigorous, flourishing”), a secondary form of Old English fram (“strenuous, active, bold, strong”), from Proto-Germanic *framaz, *framiz (“forward, protruding”), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- (“front, forth”). Cognate with German fromm (“strong, brave”), Old English framian (“to avail, profit”). More at frame.
(comparative frimmer or more frim, superlative frimmest or most frim)
- (UK dialectal) Alternative form of fremd.
- frim folk
Dialectal variant of fremd.