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[foh-mee] /ˈfoʊ mi/
adjective, foamier, foamiest.
covered with or full of foam.
consisting of foam.
resembling foam.
pertaining to foam.
Origin of foamy
before 1000; Middle English fomy, Old English fāmig. See foam, -y1
Related forms
foamily, adverb
foaminess, noun Unabridged
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  • It came from behind, tossing her into a deep trough then lifting her stern-first over a mountain of foamy brine.
  • Originally, the marshmallow plant's gummy root juices were combined with eggs and sugar and then beaten into a foamy paste.
  • Sift the salt and flour together, pour over the eggs and milk into it, and beat quickly with a spoon till it is foamy.
  • Fold corn kernels into a foamy batter, then sauté cakes in a little oil until golden.
  • It lost its foamy head in the transportation, but it was still wonderful.
  • Stop often to watch foamy waves crashing over the rocks and sea otters at play.
  • When you pour a beer, there is this foamy top called the head.
  • They decided to look first for simian foamy virus, a primate retrovirus.
  • Use an electric mixer to beat until the whites are foamy.
  • Beat egg whites in clean large metal bowl on medium speed until foamy.
British Dictionary definitions for foamy


adjective foamier, foamiest
of, resembling, consisting of, or covered with foam
Derived Forms
foamily, adverb
foaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for foamy

Old English faemig; see foam (n.) + -y (2). Related: Foaminess.

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