Definition of frum in English:

frum

(also fromm, froom)

adjective

Judaism
  • Devoutly observant of Jewish laws; strictly orthodox or religious.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Arthur Munby (1828–1910), diarist and civil servant. From Yiddish frum from Middle High German vrum, vrom pious, devout (German fromm; in Old High German only as noun fruma, froma advantage, benefit) from an ablaut variant of the same Germanic base as Old English fram bold, brave, strong, eager.

Pronunciation

frum

/frʊm/