[ frog-man, -muhn, frawg- ]

noun,plural frog·men [frog-men, -muhn, frawg-]. /ˈfrɒgˌmɛn, -mən, ˈfrɔg-/.
  1. a swimmer specially equipped with air tanks, wetsuit, diving mask, etc., for underwater demolition, salvage, military operations, scientific exploration, etc.

Origin of frogman

First recorded in 1940–45; frog1 + man

Words Nearby frogman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use frogman in a sentence

  • You may be sure the girls carried no matches, nor did the frogman or Cayke or any of the animals.

    The Lost Princess of Oz | L. Frank Baum
  • But the frogman took Jack's arm and then he followed the path more easily.

    Glinda of Oz | L. Frank Baum

British Dictionary definitions for frogman


/ (ˈfrɒɡmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. a swimmer equipped with a rubber suit, flippers, and breathing equipment for working underwater

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