Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “frayed”

frayed

adjective (CLOTH)    /freɪd/
with the threads at the edge coming loose: frayed cuffsTearing and breaking into pieces
(Definition of frayed adjective (CLOTH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of frayed

Translations of “frayed”

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More