Fríppery. n.s. [fripperie, French; fripperia, Italian.]
- The place where old cloaths are sold.
Oh, oh, monster, we know what belongs to a frippery. Shakespeare's Tempest.
Lurana is a frippery of bankrupts, who fly thither from Druina to play their after-game. Howel's Vocal Forrest.
- Old cloaths; cast dresses; tattered rags.
Poor poet ape, that would be thought our chief,
Whose works are e'en the frippery of wit;
From brocage is become so bold a thief,
As we, the robb'd, leave rage, and pity it. Ben. Johnson.
The fighting-place now seamens rage supply,
And all the tackling is a frippery. Donne.
Ragfair is a place near the Tower of London, where old cloaths and frippery are sold. Notes to Pope's Dunciad.