consisting of, covered with, or capable of producing lather.

Origin of lathery

First recorded in 1795–1805; lather1 + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lathery

Historical Examples of lathery

  • That gentleman called a lathery greeting from the bathroom where he was shaving.

    Battling the Clouds

    Captain Frank Cobb

  • 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

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

    The Varmint

    Owen Johnson

  • Drake paused in his apportionment, and a sleigh came swiftly round the turn, the horse loping and lathery.