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frothy

[fraw-thee, froth-ee] /ˈfrɔ θi, ˈfrɒθ i/
adjective, frothier, frothiest.
1.
of, like, or having froth; foamy.
2.
unsubstantial; trifling; shallow; empty.
Origin of frothy
1525-1535
First recorded in 1525-35; froth + -y1
Related forms
frothily, adverb
frothiness, noun
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  • But among all these frothy fabrications there lay a solemn warning.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • And so they sang, and banged their mugs and sloshed their frothy beverage.

    City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
  • I beg your pardon,” said I, “if I was frothy and conceited; it ill becomes a child like me to be so.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • I beg your pardon,” said I, “if I was frothy and conceited, it ill becomes a child like me to be so.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • There was a frothy, many-coloured effervescence of oil and water.

    The Mystery of the Green Ray William Le Queux
Word Origin and History for frothy
adj.

1530s, from froth + -y (2). Related: Frothiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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