fro

fro

[froh]
adverb
1.
Obsolete. from; back.
Idioms
2.
to and fro, alternating from one place to another; back and forth: The trees were swaying to and fro in the wind.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English frō, frā < Old Norse frā from; akin to Old English fram from

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'fro

[froh]
adjective, noun, plural 'fros. Informal.
Also, fro.


Origin:
1970–75; by shortening

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fro1 (frəʊ)
 
adv
See to and fro back or from
 
[C12: from Old Norse frā; related to Old English framfrom]

fro or 'fro2 (frəʊ)
 
n , pl fros, 'fros
short for Afro
 
'fro or 'fro2
 
n

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fro
"away, backwards," c.1200, North Eng. and Scot. dial. fra, Midlands dial. fro, from O.N. fra "from" (see from).
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fro

see to and fro.

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