fro

[ froh ]
/ froʊ /

adverb

Obsolete. from; back.

Nearby words

  1. frizzle,
  2. frizzly,
  3. frizzy,
  4. frl.,
  5. frn,
  6. fro-yo,
  7. frobisher,
  8. frobisher bay,
  9. frobisher, sir martin,
  10. frock

Idioms

    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 fram from

'fro

or fro

[ froh ]
/ froʊ /

adjective, noun, plural 'fros. Informal.

Origin of 'fro

First recorded in 1970–75; by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for fro

fro

1
/ (frəʊ) /

adverb

back or fromSee to and fro

Word Origin for fro

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

noun plural fros or 'fros

short for Afro
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Word Origin and History for fro

fro

"away, backwards," c.1200, North English and Scottish dialectal fra, Midlands dialect fro, from Old Norse fra "from" (see from).

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Idioms and Phrases with fro

fro

see to and fro.

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