- Dull or plain.
- Prim and sedate.
(comparative more frumpish, superlative most frumpish)
- Poorly dressed; wearing drab, lifeless, ill-fitting clothing. More typically used to describe women than men.
- women in frumpish dresses
Variant of frump
a dowdy, unattractive woman
Origin of frumpprobably shortened noun form ; from Middle English fromplen, to wrinkle ; from earlier Dutch frompelen, verrompelen ; from ver-, for- + rompelen: see rumple