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frill  


      n  
1    a gathered, ruched, or pleated strip of cloth sewn on at one edge only, as on garments, as ornament, or to give extra body  
2    a ruff of hair or feathers around the neck of a dog or bird or a fold of skin around the neck of a reptile or amphibian  
3      (Full name)    oriental frill   often cap   a variety of domestic fancy pigeon having a ruff of curled feathers on the chest and crop  
4      (Photog)   a wrinkling or loosening of the emulsion at the edges of a negative or print  
5    often pl  
Informal   a superfluous or pretentious thing or manner; affectation  
he made a plain speech with no frills     
      vb  
6    tr   to adorn or fit with a frill or frills  
7    to form into a frill or frills  
8    intr     (Photog)   (of an emulsion) to develop a frill  
     (C14: perhaps of Flemish origin)  
  frilliness      n  
   frilly             adj  
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See also:

frill, frailly, filly, fragilely

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial

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