[ lath-uh-ree ]
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  1. consisting of, covered with, or capable of producing lather.

Origin of lathery

First recorded in 1795–1805; lather1 + -y1

Words Nearby lathery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lathery in a sentence

  • Requiring an assistant at his lathery trade he applied to the penitentiary on Ile de Nou.

  • When they finally escaped, the two Sioux slid from the lathery pony, and looked searchingly into each other's eyes.

    White Otter | Elmer Russell Gregor
  • Drake paused in his apportionment, and a sleigh came swiftly round the turn, the horse loping and lathery.

  • He looked all white and lathery in a moment, and he grinned in a funny way up at Cowboy Jack and Mr. Bunker.

  • At this Butsey White's lathery face suddenly appeared at the second-story window.

    The Varmint | Owen Johnson