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Monday, 7 September 2020

Spot the Frippet: Frippet.

 Oh dear, I seem to have mistakenly posted today's post last week.

Ah well. Perhaps it's time to come back to the very first Spot the Frippet, which was, um, a frippet.

A frippet, in case you've never wondered, is a flamboyant or frivolous young woman. Some say she has to be pretty to be a frippet, but then the young are almost always beautiful.

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Yes: great fun to spot!

Spot the Frippet: a frippet. This word sounds like something from the 1700s: lawksamercy what a malapert frippet! but it's actually a twentieth century word. No one knows where it came from, but I would guess that the word frippery can't be too distant a relation.

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