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Oxford dictionary definition of the word fringe:
1an ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists, used to edge clothing or material:
a long grey skirt with a fringe
the fringes of a prayer shawl
2chiefly British the front part of someone’s hair, cut so as to hang over the forehead:
she smiled as she pushed her fringe back out of her eyes
a natural border of hair or fibres in an animal or plant:
a long fringe of hair on the tail
3 (often the fringes) the outer, marginal, or extreme part of an area, group, or sphere of activity:
his uncles were on the fringes of crooked activity
(the Fringe) a secondary festival on the periphery of the Edinburgh Festival:
she became noted for her work on the Fringe
4a band of contrasting brightness or darkness produced by diffraction or interference of light.
a strip of false colour in an optical image.
5North Americanshort for fringe benefit.
we offer the highest salary and fringes in the country
verb (fringes, fringing, fringed)
decorate (clothing or material) with a fringe:
a rich robe of gold, fringed with black velvet
form a border around (something):
the sea is fringed by palm trees
(as adjective fringed) (of a plant or animal) having a border of hair or fibre:
the fringed green leaves
Middle English: from Old French frenge, based on late Latin fimbria, earlier a plural noun meaning ‘fibres, shreds’