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adjective, foam·i·er, foam·i·est.
  1. covered with or full of foam.
  2. consisting of foam.
  3. resembling foam.
  4. pertaining to foam.
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Origin of foamy

before 1000; Middle English fomy, Old English fāmig. See foam, -y1
Related formsfoam·i·ly, adverbfoam·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for foamy

barmy, boiling, creamy, ebullient, effervescent, fizzy, frothy, simmering, lathery, spumous, sudsy, carbonated, fermented, scummy, seething, spumescent, yeasty

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British Dictionary definitions for foamy


adjective foamier or foamiest
  1. of, resembling, consisting of, or covered with foam
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Derived Formsfoamily, adverbfoaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for foamy


Old English faemig; see foam (n.) + -y (2). Related: Foaminess.

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