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froggy

[frog-ee, fraw-gee] /ˈfrɒg i, ˈfrɔ gi/
adjective, froggier, froggiest.
1.
of or characteristic of a frog.
2.
abounding in frogs.
3.
marked by a slight hoarseness, resembling a frog's croak:
the old prospector's froggy voice.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; frog1 + -y1
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  • But that doesn't mean that it can't put out a ricer now and again, when it's feeling froggy.
  • Hopefully it won't be too froggy tonight over the ocean.
  • As you walk in, one approaches with an eyebrow raised and nose aloft to give you the benefit of full-frontal froggy nostril.
British Dictionary definitions for froggy

Frog

/frɒɡ/
noun (pl) Frogs, Froggies
1.
a derogatory word for a French person

froggy

/ˈfrɒɡɪ/
adjective -gier, -giest
1.
of, like, or relating to frogs; full of frogs
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Word Origin and History for froggy
adj.

1610s, "full of frogs," from frog (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "frog-like" is from 1837. As a disparaging term for a Frenchman, from 1872. Related: Frogginess.

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