fringe (n.) Look up fringe at Dictionary.com
early 14c., from Old French frenge "thread, strand, fringe, hem" (early 14c.), from Vulgar Latin *frimbia, metathesis of Latin fimbriae (plural) "fibers, threads, fringe," of uncertain origin. Figurative sense of "outer edge, margin," is first recorded 1894. Related: Fringes. Fringe benefits is recorded from 1952.
fringe (v.) Look up fringe at Dictionary.com
late 15c., from fringe (n.). Related: Fringed; fringing.