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froth

[frawth, froth]
noun
1.
an aggregation of bubbles, as on an agitated liquid or at the mouth of a hard-driven horse; foam; spume.
2.
a foam of saliva or fluid resulting from disease.
3.
something unsubstantial, trivial, or evanescent: The play was a charming bit of froth.
verb (used with object)
4.
to cover with froth: giant waves frothing the sand.
5.
to cause to foam: to froth egg whites with a whisk.
6.
to emit like froth: a demagogue frothing his hate.
verb (used without object)
7.
to give out froth; foam: frothing at the mouth.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English frothe < Old Norse frotha froth, scum

frother, noun
outfroth, verb (used with object)
unfrothed, adjective
unfrothing, adjective


3. triviality, frivolity, fluff, nonsense.
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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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froth
c.1300, from O.N. froða, from Gmc. *freuth-. O.E. had afreoðan "to froth," from the same root. The modern derived verb is from late 14c. Related: Frothed; frothing.
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froth definition


  1. n.
    a beer. : How about another pitcher of frost, innkeeper?
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