Frippery

Definition of Frippery

Frip´per`y
n.1.Coast-off clothes.
2.Hence: Secondhand finery; cheap and tawdry decoration; affected elegance.
Fond of gauze and French frippery.
- Goldsmith.
The gauzy frippery of a French translation.
- Sir W. Scott.
3.A place where old clothes are sold.
4.The trade or traffic in old clothes.
a.1.Trifling; contemptible.

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