fringe NOUN 1) a border of threads, tassels, or twists, used to edge clothing or material. 2) chiefly Brit. the front part of someone's hair, cut so as to hang over the forehead. 3) a natural border of hair or fibres in an animal or plant. 4) the outer or marginal part of something. 5) (before another noun ) not part of the mainstream; unconventional: fringe theatre.
VERB provide with or form a fringe.
DERIVATIVES fringing noun fringy adjective.
ORIGIN Old French frenge, from Latin fimbria 'fibres, shreds' .

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