One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a functional building with not a hint of frippery’
ostentation, showiness, embellishment, ornamentation, ornament, adornment, decoration, trimming, garnishing, garnishment, gilding, beautification, prettification, gingerbread
informal flashiness, glitz, glitziness, bells and whistles
2usually fripperies‘one of those shops that sells charming fripperies’
trinket, bauble, knick-knack, gewgaw, gimcrack, bibelot, furbelow, ornament, novelty, curiosity, gimmick, trifle, bagatelle
British informal doodah, doobry
archaic folderol, fallalery, whim-wham, kickshaw, bijou, gaud
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