froth

[ frawth, froth ]
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noun
  1. an aggregation of bubbles, as on an agitated liquid or at the mouth of a hard-driven horse; foam; spume.

  2. a foam of saliva or fluid resulting from disease.

  1. something unsubstantial, trivial, or evanescent: The play was a charming bit of froth.

verb (used with object)
  1. to cover with froth: giant waves frothing the sand.

  2. to cause to foam: to froth egg whites with a whisk.

  1. to emit like froth: a demagogue frothing his hate.

verb (used without object)
  1. to give out froth; foam: frothing at the mouth.

Origin of froth

1
1350–1400; Middle English frothe<Old Norse frotha froth, scum

Other words for froth

Other words from froth

  • frother, noun
  • outfroth, verb (used with object)
  • un·frothed, adjective
  • un·froth·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for froth

froth

/ (frɒθ) /


noun
  1. a mass of small bubbles of air or a gas in a liquid, produced by fermentation, detergent, etc

  2. a mixture of saliva and air bubbles formed at the lips in certain diseases, such as rabies

  1. trivial ideas, talk, or entertainment

verb
  1. to produce or cause to produce froth

  2. (tr) to give out in the form of froth

  1. (tr) to cover with froth

Origin of froth

1
C14: from Old Norse frotha or frauth; related to Old English āfrēothan to foam, Sanskrit prothati he snorts

Derived forms of froth

  • frothy, adjective
  • frothily, adverb
  • frothiness, noun

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