[+hair] frange f
→ She had her hair cut short with a long fringe
She's got a fringe. Elle a une frange.
[+curtain, lampshade] frange f
→ ... curtains of white silk with a fringe edging
[+forest] bordure f
on the fringes of the city dans la banlieue de la ville
→ ... black townships located on the fringes of the city
(=margin) on the fringe of sth
[+milieu, activity] en marge de qch → The party remained on the fringe of the political scene. → ... two agents on the fringes of espionage activities.
[+employment] avantages mpl divers
→ fringe benefits such as private medical insurance
n festival m off
n groupe m marginal
n (British) théâtre m d'avant-garde
the lunatic fringe les éléments mpl les plus extrêmes
→ Demands for a separate Siberia are confined for now to the lunatic fringe.