Speaking frankly means speaking honestly, so honestly and freely in fact that some regard frankness as bluntness, meaning overly honest, frank to a fault.

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Another meaning of frank stems from the European region of France, aka “land of the Franks.”

The Franks were various clans whose surnames were such as Francis (which, also my name, began as a Christian or given name). In this sense, to be “a Frank” means to be “a Frenchman.”

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It has been suggested that the meaning of "free" was adopted because, after the conquest of Gaul, only Franks were free of taxation. It is traditionally assumed that Frank comes from the Germanic word for "javelin" (such as in Old English franca or Old Norse frakka). There is also another theory that suggests that Frank comes from the Latin word francisca meaning ("throwing axe").

Franklin is a similar name with more English or Germanic connotations.


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Thank you, couldn’t of asked for a better answer.


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It literally means just what it says. It means the person saying it is going to be frank with you.


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That's not a colloquialism or anything, that's just one way to use the word "frank".


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It comes from being frank about something.


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Always be frank with your boss. That way, when you screw up, your boss will fire Frank and not you.


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Someone told Frank to be quiet and he tried telegramming it and spelt quite instead of quiet.

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