adjective, foam·i·er, foam·i·est.

covered with or full of foam.
consisting of foam.
resembling foam.
pertaining to foam.

Origin of foamy

before 1000; Middle English fomy, Old English fāmig. See foam, -y1
Related formsfoam·i·ly, adverbfoam·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of foamy

  • Foamy, pink... oh, summertime cocktail hour, we love you so.

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    The Drink Hemingway Made Famous

    Katie Workman

    June 24, 2009

  • We drive past a small pond of foamy water where they dumped the ashes, to Gas Chamber and Crematorium II.

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    My Visit To Hell

    Christopher Buckley

    January 30, 2009

Historical Examples of foamy

British Dictionary definitions for foamy


adjective foamier or foamiest

of, resembling, consisting of, or covered with foam
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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