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fro

[froh]
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adverb
  1. Obsolete. from; back.
Idioms
  1. to and fro, alternating from one place to another; back and forth: The trees were swaying to and fro in the wind.

Origin of fro

1150–1200; Middle English frō, frā < Old Norse frā from; akin to Old English fram from

'fro

or fro

[froh]
adjective, noun, plural 'fros. Informal.
  1. Afro.

Origin of 'fro

First recorded in 1970–75; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for fro

fro1

adverb
  1. back or fromSee to and fro

Word Origin

C12: from Old Norse frā; related to Old English fram from

fro2

'fro

noun plural fros or 'fros
  1. short for Afro
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Word Origin and History for fro

"away, backwards," c.1200, North English and Scottish dialectal fra, Midlands dialect fro, from Old Norse fra "from" (see from).

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Idioms and Phrases with fro

fro

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