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  Dictionary Definition of frill

frill
noun
1. a trimming consisting of a strip of material or lace, gathered at one edge and left loose at the other; a ruffle.
2. something resembling such a trimming, as the fringe of hair on the chest of some dogs.
3. Colloquial affectation of manner, style, etc.
4. something superfluous or useless.
5. Photography a wrinkling or loosening of an emulsion at the edges.
-- verb (t)
6. to trim or ornament with a frill or frills.
7. to form into a frill.
-- verb (i)
8. Photography (of an emulsion) to become wrinkled or loose.
9. to make a single cut around the circumference of a tree so as to kill it prior to clearing the land.
[? Flemish frul frill (of a collar), frullen have frills]
-- frilly, adjective