- a fold of skin around the neck of a reptile, a fringe of feathers around the neck of a bird, etc.
- any unnecessary ornament; superfluous thing added for show
- an edging or trimming of lace, etc., gathered or pleated and attached along one edge but free at the other; ruffle
- Photog. a wrinkling of the edge of a film, plate, etc.
Origin of frillfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to make a ruffle of; crimp
- to decorate with a frill