Ich suche nach einer Bedeutung für "frail" im Text benutz als Hauptwort. Als Eigenschaft ergibt "frail" im Text keinen Sinn. (schwach, kränklich, gebrechlich) Kann diese Bedeutung auch als tolle oder scharfe Frau sein? Danke Ententrainer
I have never heard the word used as a noun in everyday modern language. In terms of meaning it sounds like the exact opposite of the meaning we know today.. It seems to be an old/historical meaning, used in the sense of "liable to fall from virtue" - which would certainly have been more likely in the case of a lady experiencing strong desire : , hence the former pejorative use of the noun.
• • (dated, slang) A girl. [quotations ▲] • 1931, Cab Calloway / Irving Mills, ‘Minnie the Moocher’: She was the roughest, toughest frail, but Minnie had a heart as big as a whale. • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 148: ‘She's pickin' 'em tonight, right on the nose,’ he said. ‘That tall black-headed frail.’ • 1941, Preston Sturges, Sullivan's Travels, published in Five Screenplays, ISBN 0-520-05442-4, page 77: Sullivan, the girl and the butler get to the ground. The girl wears a turtle-neck sweater, a cap slightly sideways, a torn coat, turned-up pants and sneakers. SULLIVAN Why don't you go back with the car... You look about as much like a boy as Mae West. THE GIRL All right, they'll think I'm your frail.