frothy

[fraw-thee, froth-ee]
adjective, frothier, frothiest.
1.
of, like, or having froth; foamy.
2.
unsubstantial; trifling; shallow; empty.

Origin:
1525–35; froth + -y1

frothily, adverb
frothiness, noun
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froth (frɒθ)
 
n
1.  a mass of small bubbles of air or a gas in a liquid, produced by fermentation, detergent, etc
2.  a mixture of saliva and air bubbles formed at the lips in certain diseases, such as rabies
3.  trivial ideas, talk, or entertainment
 
vb
4.  to produce or cause to produce froth
5.  (tr) to give out in the form of froth
6.  (tr) to cover with froth
 
[C14: from Old Norse frotha or frauth; related to Old English āfrēothan to foam, Sanskrit prothati he snorts]
 
'frothy
 
adj
 
'frothily
 
adv
 
'frothiness
 
n

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frothy
1530s, from froth + -y (2). Related: Frothiness.
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Example sentences
We wore white organdy dresses and waved regally from the queen's frothy float.
And a frothy, milk-based frappé ends the meal on a simple, healthy note.
Light and frothy, with subtle but delicious hints of lemon and almond.
Prices continue to head north in what is becoming a market that is as frothy as
  art.
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