frogging

frog

1 [frog, frawg]
noun
1.
any tailless, stout-bodied amphibian of the order Anura, including the smooth, moist-skinned frog species that live in a damp or semiaquatic habitat and the warty, drier-skinned toad species that are mostly terrestrial as adults.
2.
Also called true frog, ranid. any frog of the widespread family Ranidae, most members of which are semiaquatic and have smooth, moist skin and relatively long hind legs used for leaping. Compare toad ( def 2 ).
3.
a slight hoarseness, usually caused by mucus on the vocal cords: a frog in the throat.
4.
(often initial capital letter) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a French person or a person of French descent.
5.
a small holder made of heavy material, placed in a bowl or vase to hold flower stems in position.
6.
a recessed panel on one of the larger faces of a brick or the like.
7.
Music. nut ( def 11b ).
verb (used without object), frogged, frogging.
8.
to hunt and catch frogs.
adjective
9.
(often initial capital letter) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. French or Frenchlike.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English frogge, Old English frogga, frocga; compare dial., Middle English frosh, Old Norse froskr, Old High German frosk (German Frosch); (defs 5, 6) of unclear derivation

froglike, adjective


The use of the word frog to mean “a French person” is a slur that arose because the French were stereotypically thought of as eating frogs.
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frog1 (frɒɡ)
 
n
1.  any insectivorous anuran amphibian of the family Ranidae, such as Rana temporaria of Europe, having a short squat tailless body with a moist smooth skin and very long hind legs specialized for hopping
2.  any of various similar amphibians of related families, such as the tree frogRelated: batrachian
3.  any spiked or perforated object used to support plant stems in a flower arrangement
4.  a recess in a brick to reduce its weight
5.  a frog in one's throat phlegm on the vocal cords that affects one's speech
 
vb , frogs, frogging, frogged
6.  (intr) to hunt or catch frogs
 
Related: batrachian
 
[Old English frogga; related to Old Norse froskr, Old High German forsk]
 
'froggy1
 
adj

frog2 (frɒɡ)
 
n
1.  (often plural) a decorative fastening of looped braid or cord, as on the front of a 19th-century military uniform
2.  a loop or other attachment on a belt to hold the scabbard of a sword, etc
3.  (US), (Canadian) music
 a.  the ledge or ridge at the upper end of the fingerboard of a violin, cello, etc, over which the strings pass to the tuning pegs
 b.  Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): nut the end of a violin bow that is held by the player
 
[C18: perhaps ultimately from Latin floccus tuft of hair, flock²]

frog3 (frɒɡ)
 
n
a tough elastic horny material in the centre of the sole of a horse's foot
 
[C17: of uncertain origin]

frog4 (frɒɡ)
 
n
a grooved plate of iron or steel placed to guide train wheels over an intersection of railway lines
 
[C19: of uncertain origin; perhaps a special use of frog1]

Frog or Froggy (frɒɡ, ˈfrɒɡɪ)
 
n , pl Frogs, Froggies
a derogatory word for a French person
 
Froggy or Froggy
 
n

frogging (ˈfrɒɡɪŋ)
 
n
the ornamental frogs on a coat collectively

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frog
O.E. frogga, a dim. of frox, forsc, frosc "frog," from P.Gmc. *fruska-z (cf. O.N. froskr, M.Du. vorsc, Ger. Frosch "frog"), probably lit. "hopper" (cf. Skt. provate "hops," Rus. prygat "to hop, jump"). The L. word (rana) is imitative of croaking. As a derogatory term for "Frenchman," 1778 (short for
frog-eater), but before that (1652) it meant "Dutch" (from frog-land "marshy land"). To have a frog in the throat "hoarseness" is from 1909.
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Computing Dictionary

frogging definition


(University of Waterloo) 1. Partial corruption of a text file or input stream by some bug or consistent glitch, as opposed to random events like line noise or media failures. Might occur, for example, if one bit of each incoming character on a tty were stuck, so that some characters were correct and others were not.
See terminak for a historical example.
2. By extension, accidental display of text in a mode where the output device emits special symbols or mnemonics rather than conventional ASCII. This often happens, for example, when using a terminal or comm program on a device like an IBM PC with a special "high-half" character set and with the bit-parity assumption wrong. A hacker sufficiently familiar with ASCII bit patterns might be able to read the display anyway.
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Bible Dictionary

Frog definition


(Heb. tsepharde'a, meaning a "marsh-leaper"). This reptile is mentioned in the Old Testament only in connection with one of the plagues which fell on the land of Egypt (Ex. 8:2-14; Ps. 78:45; 105:30). In the New Testament this word occurs only in Rev. 16:13, where it is referred to as a symbol of uncleanness. The only species of frog existing in Palestine is the green frog (Rana esculenta), the well-known edible frog of the Continent.

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