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frogman

[frog-man, -muh n, frawg-] /ˈfrɒgˌmæn, -mən, ˈfrɔg-/
noun, plural frogmen
[frog-men, -muh n] /ˈfrɒgˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a swimmer specially equipped with air tanks, wet suit, diving mask, etc., for underwater demolition, salvage, military operations, scientific exploration, etc.
Origin of frogman
1940-1945
1940-45; frog1 + man1
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  • Rick and Scotty watched Jimmy Kelly check the diving equipment of the frogman teams lined up on the destroyer escort's deck.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Cayke paid no heed to these mutterings, nor did the frogman.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • In fact, the frogman was thinking that he'd like to see more of the world.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • That is, she grabbed him where his neck ought to be, for the frogman had no neck at all.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • The frogman who had found the ball handed it up to Hobart Zircon.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • "I fear you do not realize my importance," urged the frogman.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • Finding him so ignorant, the frogman proposed that they walk on and seek Cayke's dishpan elsewhere.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • The frogman was silent, for he could not truthfully deny it.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • The woman thought about this during the time that Cayke and the frogman ate their breakfast.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • "Every person has the right to ask questions," said the frogman.

    The Lost Princess of Oz L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for frogman

frogman

/ˈfrɒɡmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a swimmer equipped with a rubber suit, flippers, and breathing equipment for working underwater
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Word Origin and History for frogman
n.

"scuba diver in rubber suit," 1945, from frog (n.1) + man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for frogman

frogman

noun

A scuba diver, esp a professional or military diver (WWII Navy)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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