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frogman

[frog-man, -muh n, frawg-]
noun, plural frog·men [frog-men, -muh n] /ˈfrɒgˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. a swimmer specially equipped with air tanks, wet suit, diving mask, etc., for underwater demolition, salvage, military operations, scientific exploration, etc.
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Origin of frogman

First recorded in 1940–45; frog1 + man1
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Historical Examples of frogman

  • Cayke paid no heed to these mutterings, nor did the Frogman.

    The Lost Princess of Oz

    L. Frank Baum

  • "Every person has the right to ask questions," said the Frogman.

  • "I think I could do it, sir," said the Frogman, with a bow to the Wizard.

  • That is, she grabbed him where his neck ought to be, for the Frogman had no neck at all.

  • The Frogman was silent, for he could not truthfully deny it.


British Dictionary definitions for frogman

frogman

noun plural -men
  1. a swimmer equipped with a rubber suit, flippers, and breathing equipment for working underwater
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Word Origin and History for frogman

n.

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

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