Frounce meaning

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(obs.) To curl, crease, or wrinkle.
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A canker in the mouth of a hawk.
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(rare) To curl.
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(rare) To crease, wrinkle, to frown.
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To gather into or adorn with plaits, as a dress.
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Origin of frounce

  • From Middle English frouncen, from Old French froncir "to wrinkle, frown", from Frankish *hrunkja "a wrinkle" from Proto-Germanic *hrunkijō, *hrunkitō (“fold, wrinkle”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (“to turn, bend”). Akin to Old High German runza "fold, wrinkle, crease" (German Runzel "wrinkle"), Middle Dutch ronse "frown", Old Norse hrukka "wrinkle, crease" (Icelandic hrukka "wrinkle, crease, ruck"). More at ruck2.

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