Definition of Fringy

1. Adjective. At or constituting a border or edge. "The marginal strip of beach"

Exact synonyms: Marginal
Similar to: Peripheral
Derivative terms: Fringe, Fringe, Margin, Marginality



Definition of Fringy

1. a. Aborned with fringes.

Definition of Fringy

1. Adjective. Beyond the boundary of the mainstream. ¹

2. Adjective. Adorned with fringes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fringy

1. resembling a fringe [adj FRINGIER, FRINGIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fringy

fringed poppy mallow
fringeless
fringelike
fringent
fringepod
fringers
fringes
fringey
fringier
fringiest
fringilla
fringillaceous
fringilline
fringing
fringy (current term)
frinstance
fripon
fripons
fripper
fripperer
fripperers
fripperies
frippers
frippery
frippet
frippets
frippish
fris
frisbees

Literary usage of Fringy

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1. The British Critic: A New Review (1825)
"fringy, is the appellation under which the Europeans are designated by the natives o!' India; it ii derived from the terra Frank, and has been introduced by ..."

2. The History of Christianity in India: From the Commencement of the Christian Era by James Hough (1839)
"... had induced them to regard as such extraordinary beings, as men coming from another world, were in fact nothing else but disguised fringy (Europeans) ..."

3. A Reply to the Letters of the Abbe Dubois, on the State of Christianity in India by James Hough, Jean Antoine Dubois (1824)
"It was not that these were hated for belonging to the" fringy" nation; the whole fringy. nation was now execrated on their account* The most debauched and ..."

4. Letters on the State of Christianity in India: In which the Conversion of by Jean Antoine Dubois (1823)
"No more conversions were made; * fringy, is the appellation under which the Europeans are designated by the natives of India; it is derived from the term ..."

5. The English Rock-garden by Reginald John Farrer (1919)
"... intensely sweet, and very fringy, but not so much so as in D. superbus. (South Switzerland and Tyrol, in damp meadows between 5000 to 7500 feet; rare. ..."

6. Narratives of the Mission of George Bogle to Tibet and of the Journey of by Clements Robert Markham, George Bogle, Thomas Manning (1879)
"The Lama then asked me about this fringy who was with the Gorkha Rajah; but being quite in the dark I could give him no manner of information. ..."

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