fripper

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French fripier, from friper to rumple, fumble, waste.

NounEdit

fripper (plural frippers)

  1. (obsolete) One who deals in frippery or old clothes.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 21 June 2013, at 01:04