C16: from Old French freperie, from frepe frill, rag, old garment, from Medieval Latin faluppa a straw, splinter, of obscure origin
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Word forms: fripperies
If you refer to something as frippery, you mean that it is silly or unnecessary, and only done or worn for pleasure [mainly British, disapproval] ⇒ ...all the fripperies with which the Edwardian woman indulged herself. ⇒ ...a sombre display, with no frills or frippery.