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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
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  • froggy has had a very narrow escape of not being named at all!

    A Tangled Tale Lewis Carroll
  • The meadow is froggy's home, and he loves it; he has his residence there beside a brook.

  • It was "have a swig of this, froggy" or "get yourself around that, Frenchy."

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • The doughboys called him "froggy" with ever so definite a sense of condescension.

    Our Army at the Front Heywood Broun
  • “And there never was such a toy as froggy for a wet day,” said Aunt Emma.

    Milly and Olly Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • I really think, my dear bag, you might be quiet now that you have got rid of froggy!

    Milly and Olly Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • froggy looked a little startled at the question, lightly as it was put.

  • She knew quite well that she had led whither froggy could not follow.

  • Oh, froggy, isn't it wonderful to think of—that he should have come at last like this?

  • Amory winced, and wondered how this would have sounded to froggy Parker.

    This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald
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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