frump

French translation: ringard

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English term or phrase:frumpy
French translation:ringard
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11:25 Aug 21, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: frump
hello
semra
ringard
Explanation:
this is the closest translation I can think of, to describe someone's style of dressing, or even their general attitude...
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jgal
Local time: 17:48
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Summary of answers provided
na +2ringard
jgal
na +1bonne femme mal fagotée
mckinnc
namoche, ennuyant/e
Germaine
namal sapé, mal habillé
Alexandra Hague
nacageot, thon
yacine


  

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4 mins peer agreement (net): +1
bonne femme mal fagotée


Explanation:
Robert Collins - basically a drably and unfashionably dressed woman. This is like the original a colloquial expression. Fagoter refers to the way of dressing.

mckinnc
Local time: 17:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 371

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Alexandra Hague: But men can be frumpy too.
3 hrs
  -> hmm, not sure
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1 hr
cageot, thon


Explanation:
it is slang.
yacine


yacine
Local time: 17:48
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 157
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3 hrs
mal sapé, mal habillé


Explanation:
Quelqu'un qui est mal habillé et surtout pas DANS LE COUP (à la mode)

Alexandra Hague
Local time: 17:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 64
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5 hrs
moche, ennuyant/e


Explanation:
frump
1. a person who is dowdy, drab, and unattractive.
2. a dull, old-fashioned person.

Selon le contexte:
1. moche, mocheté / syn.: négligée
2. ennuyeux, ennuyeuse, ennuyante / terne / conservateur, conservative


    Reference: http://allwords.com
Germaine
Canada
Local time: 11:48
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 3769
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13 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
ringard


Explanation:
this is the closest translation I can think of, to describe someone's style of dressing, or even their general attitude...

jgal
Local time: 17:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 932
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Valerie SALIOU
15 mins

agree  Alexandra Hague: yes!
4 hrs
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