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[frog-ee, fraw-gee] /ˈfrɒg i, ˈfrɔ gi/
adjective, froggier, froggiest.
of or characteristic of a frog.
abounding in frogs.
marked by a slight hoarseness, resembling a frog's croak:
the old prospector's froggy voice.
Origin of froggy
First recorded in 1605-15; frog1 + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for froggy
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  • I shook hands, of course, and her hand just flopped into mine, all limp and froggy.

    Quicksilver Sue Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • The doughboys called him "froggy" with ever so definite a sense of condescension.

    Our Army at the Front Heywood Broun
  • Priscilla left a hastily scribbled note for Carfax in froggy's keeping.

  • “And there never was such a toy as froggy for a wet day,” said Aunt Emma.

    Milly and Olly Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • "froggy Waters," chose Fatty--and poor little Marmaduke was left to the last, as if he were the worst player in the whole world.

    Half-Past Seven Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • I really think, my dear bag, you might be quiet now that you have got rid of froggy!

    Milly and Olly Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • It was "have a swig of this, froggy" or "get yourself around that, Frenchy."

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • froggy looked a little startled at the question, lightly as it was put.

  • Your shiny black lip hangs down an ell, and your froggy eyes glitter with tears.

    Barks and Purrs Colette Willy, aka Colette
  • She knew quite well that she had led whither froggy could not follow.

British Dictionary definitions for froggy


adjective -gier, -giest
of, like, or relating to frogs; full of frogs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for froggy

1610s, "full of frogs," from frog (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "frog-like" is from 1837. As a disparaging term for a Frenchman, from 1872. Related: Frogginess.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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