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froggy

[frog-ee, fraw-gee]
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adjective, frog·gi·er, frog·gi·est.
  1. of or characteristic of a frog.
  2. abounding in frogs.
  3. marked by a slight hoarseness, resembling a frog's croak: the old prospector's froggy voice.
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Origin of froggy

First recorded in 1605–15; frog1 + -y1
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Examples from the Web for froggy

Historical Examples

  • Froggy has had a very narrow escape of not being named at all!

    A Tangled Tale

    Lewis Carroll

  • The meadow is froggy's home, and he loves it; he has his residence there beside a brook.

  • It was "have a swig of this, Froggy" or "get yourself around that, Frenchy."

    The A.E.F.

    Heywood Broun

  • The doughboys called him "Froggy" with ever so definite a sense of condescension.

  • “And there never was such a toy as froggy for a wet day,” said Aunt Emma.

    Milly and Olly

    Mrs. Humphry Ward


British Dictionary definitions for froggy

froggy

adjective -gier or -giest
  1. of, like, or relating to frogs; full of frogs
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Word Origin and History for froggy

adj.

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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