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[froh] /froʊ/
adjective, noun, plural 'fros. Informal.
Origin of 'fro
First recorded in 1970-75; by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For there are windings, and tos and fros, in His ways, which blind bodies like us cannot see.

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
  • Oscillations, again, are surgings to and fro: the crystal tends to let the "tos" go through and to stop the "fros."

  • "Dar's gwine ter be er killin' fros' fo' mawnin'," said Moses, his teeth chattering from the draught let in by the opening door.

    The Voice of the People Ellen Glasgow
  • Reckin I'll have ter wait till after fros', an' fotch her a real good one.'

  • Pendulums do not reach the repose of the mean without many tos and fros.

    The Age of Erasmus P. S. Allen
Slang definitions & phrases for fros



A frizzy style of coiffure; afro: the curly 'fro which has found particular favor among the men (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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