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frothy

[fraw-thee, froth-ee] /ˈfrɔ θi, ˈfrɒθ i/
adjective, frothier, frothiest.
1.
of, like, or having froth; foamy.
2.
unsubstantial; trifling; shallow; empty.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; froth + -y1
Related forms
frothily, adverb
frothiness, noun
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Examples from the web for frothy
  • 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.
  • Immune to poisons in some plants, hedgehogs sometimes eat those plants and then make a frothy saliva in their mouths.
  • Before long, the first frothy waves begin splashing over her broad back.
  • Beat egg whites with an electric mixer at medium speed until frothy.
  • Beat whites in standing electric mixer on medium speed until frothy.
  • Thanks to frothy equity markets, the industry is closest to overcoming the first barrier-exiting current investments.
  • Bulls point out that share prices are not, on average, particularly frothy as a multiple of profits.
Word Origin and History for frothy
adj.

1530s, from froth + -y (2). Related: Frothiness.

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