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[ frog-ee, fraw-gee ]
/ ˈfrɒg i, ˈfrɔ gi /

adjective, frog·gi·er, frog·gi·est.

of or characteristic of a frog.
abounding in frogs.
marked by a slight hoarseness, resembling a frog's croak: the old prospector's froggy voice.

Nearby words

frogbit, frogeye, frogfish, frogged, frogging, froggy, froghopper, frogman, frogmarch, frogmouth, frogspawn

Origin of froggy

First recorded in 1605–15; frog1 + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for froggy


/ (ˈfrɒɡɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

of, like, or relating to frogs; full of frogs
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Word Origin and History for froggy



1610s, "full of frogs," from frog (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "frog-like" is from 1837. As a disparaging term for a Frenchman, from 1872. Related: Frogginess.

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