- an aggregation of bubbles, as on an agitated liquid or at the mouth of a hard-driven horse; foam; spume.
- a foam of saliva or fluid resulting from disease.
- something unsubstantial, trivial, or evanescent: The play was a charming bit of froth.
- to cover with froth: giant waves frothing the sand.
- to cause to foam: to froth egg whites with a whisk.
- to emit like froth: a demagogue frothing his hate.
- to give out froth; foam: frothing at the mouth.
Origin of froth
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Examples from the Web for frothing
Monica Lewinsky’s ‘Vanity Fair’ article reluctantly plunges us straight back into the frothing world of ‘90s gossip.How Monica Lewinsky Changed the Media
May 9, 2014
The tabloids are frothing at the mouth just thinking about it.Breakout Blondes
May 26, 2009
So what transformed this solitary reader into the frothing demagogue of Pilibhit?Gandhi Family Feud
April 12, 2009
From frothing lips he hurled blasphemies and insults at his tormentor.Captain Blood
Ibrahim was frothing at the lips, his eyes were blood-injected.The Sea-Hawk
As far as he could see the line of frothing white was unbroken.
Standing on the end of the spar, he was outboard; the frothing sea was under him.
If I meet him while I'm frothing like this, I'll kill him, even if it means the chair.
- a mass of small bubbles of air or a gas in a liquid, produced by fermentation, detergent, etc
- a mixture of saliva and air bubbles formed at the lips in certain diseases, such as rabies
- trivial ideas, talk, or entertainment
- to produce or cause to produce froth
- (tr) to give out in the form of froth
- (tr) to cover with froth
Word Origin and History for frothing
c.1300, from an unrecorded Old English word, or else from Old Norse froða "froth," from Proto-Germanic *freuth-. Old English had afreoðan "to froth," from the same root. The modern derived verb is from late 14c. Related: Frothed; frothing.