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frosty

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adjective \ˈfrȯ-stē\

Simple Definition of frosty

  • : cold enough to produce frost

  • : covered with frost

  • : unfriendly or cold

Full Definition of frosty

frost·i·erfrost·i·est

  1. 1 a :  attended with or producing frost :  freezing b :  briskly cold :  chilly

  2. 2 :  covered or appearing as if covered with frost :  hoary <a man of 65, with frosty eyebrows and hair — Nan Robertson>

  3. 3 :  marked by coolness or extreme reserve in manner <his smile was distinctly frosty — Erle Stanley Gardner>

frost·i·ly play \-stə-lē\ adverb
frost·i·ness play \-stē-nəs\ noun

Examples of frosty

  1. We received a frosty welcome.

  2. <a frosty autumn that was a sign of the brutal winter that followed>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of frosty

before 12th century



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