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fro

[ froh ]
/ froʊ /
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adverb
Obsolete. from; back.
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Idioms about fro

    to and fro, alternating from one place to another; back and forth: The trees were swaying to and fro in the wind.

Origin of fro

1150–1200; Middle English frō, frā<Old Norse frā from; akin to Old English framfrom

Other definitions for fro (2 of 2)

'fro

or fro

[ froh ]
/ froʊ /

adjective, noun, plural 'fros.Informal.
shortened form of Afro.

Origin of 'fro

First recorded in 1970–75; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for fro (1 of 2)

fro1
/ (frəʊ) /

adverb
back or fromSee to and fro

Word Origin for fro

C12: from Old Norse frā; related to Old English fram from

British Dictionary definitions for fro (2 of 2)

fro2

'fro

/ (frəʊ) /

noun plural fros or 'fros
short for Afro
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Other Idioms and Phrases with fro

fro

see to and fro.

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