frosty


frosty

adjective \ˈfr-stē\

: cold enough to produce frost

: covered with frost

: unfriendly or cold

frost·i·erfrost·i·est

Full Definition of FROSTY

1
a :  attended with or producing frost :  freezing
b :  briskly cold :  chilly
2
:  covered or appearing as if covered with frost :  hoary <a man of 65, with frosty eyebrows and hair — Nan Robertson>
3
:  marked by coolness or extreme reserve in manner <his smile was distinctly frosty — Erle Stanley Gardner>
frost·i·ly \-stə-lē\ adverb
frost·i·ness \-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>

First Known Use of FROSTY

before 12th century

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: frosty–beak
Previous Word in the Dictionary: frostwort
All Words Near: frosty

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up frosty? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).