[ fraw-thee, froth-ee ]
/ ˈfrɔ θi, ˈfrɒθ i /

adjective, froth·i·er, froth·i·est.

of, like, or having froth; foamy.
unsubstantial; trifling; shallow; empty.

Origin of frothy

First recorded in 1525–35; froth + -y1
Related formsfroth·i·ly, adverbfroth·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for frothy



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper