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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from Flemish frul

frill

noun
     
frill [countable]
1 a narrow piece of cloth that has many small folds in it, and that is attached to something as a decoration:
She was wearing a white blouse with frills at the cuffs.
2

frills

[plural] attractive but unnecessary features
without/with no frills
It was just a comfortable flat with no frills.
We supply basic, no-frills tractors at low prices.

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