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A frivolous or showy young woman.mass noun ‘quite a nice bit of frippet, but too young for me’
- ‘Wilson managed to get his frippet to Lahore on a plane provided by Zia, who laughed at the vulgarity of his antics.’
Early 20th century: of unknown origin.
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