Frip"per*y (?), n. [F. friperie, fr. fruper. See Fripper.]

1.

Cast-off clothes.

[Obs.]

B. Jonson.

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.

Shak.

4.

The trade or traffic in old clothes.

 

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Frip"per*y (?), a.

Trifling; contemptible.

 

© Webster 1913.

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