frothy

[fraw-thee, froth-ee]
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Origin of frothy

First recorded in 1525–35; froth + -y1
Related formsfroth·i·ly, adverbfroth·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for frothy

barmy, bubbling, fizzy, foamy, soapy, spumous, sudsy, fizzing, spumescent, yeasty

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Contemporary Examples of frothy

Historical Examples of frothy

  • But among all these frothy fabrications there lay a solemn warning.

  • And so they sang, and banged their mugs and sloshed their frothy beverage.

  • I beg your pardon,” said I, “if I was frothy and conceited; it ill becomes a child like me to be so.

    Lavengro

    George Borrow

  • I beg your pardon,” said I, “if I was frothy and conceited, it ill becomes a child like me to be so.

    Lavengro

    George Borrow

  • There was a frothy, many-coloured effervescence of oil and water.


Word Origin and History for frothy
adj.

1530s, from froth + -y (2). Related: Frothiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper