[frog-man, -muh n, frawg-]

noun, plural frog·men [frog-men, -muh n] /ˈfrɒgˌmɛn, -mən/.

a swimmer specially equipped with air tanks, wet suit, diving mask, etc., for underwater demolition, salvage, military operations, scientific exploration, etc.

Origin of frogman

First recorded in 1940–45; frog1 + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -men

a swimmer equipped with a rubber suit, flippers, and breathing equipment for working underwater
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Word Origin and History for frogman

"scuba diver in rubber suit," 1945, from frog (n.1) + man (n.).

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