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[frog-man, -muh n, frawg-] /ˈfrɒgˌmæn, -mən, ˈfrɔg-/
noun, plural frogmen
[frog-men, -muh n] /ˈfrɒgˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
a swimmer specially equipped with air tanks, wet suit, diving mask, etc., for underwater demolition, salvage, military operations, scientific exploration, etc.
Origin of frogman
1940-45; frog1 + man1 Unabridged
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  • Clothed in rubber frogman suit, he wears a snorkel mask as he pushes the underwater motion picture camera ahead of him.
British Dictionary definitions for frogman


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

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for frogman



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.
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