froth

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

1froth

noun \ˈfrth\

: bubbles that form in or on a liquid

: something that is appealing but that has no serious value or interest

plural froths \ˈfrths, ˈfrthz\

Full Definition of FROTH

1
a :  bubbles formed in or on a liquid :  foam
b :  a foamy slaver sometimes accompanying disease or exhaustion
2
:  something resembling froth (as in being unsubstantial, worthless, or light and airy)

Examples of FROTH

  1. news shows full of froth
  2. <froth on the ocean waves>

Origin of FROTH

Middle English, from Old Norse frotha; akin to Old English āfrēothan to froth
First Known Use: 14th century

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2froth

verb \ˈfrth, ˈfrth\

: to produce or form froth

Full Definition of FROTH

intransitive verb
1
:  to foam at the mouth
2
:  to throw froth out or up
3
:  to become covered with or as if with froth <whole groves froth with nodding blossoms — Amy Lovejoy>
transitive verb
1
:  to cause to foam
2
:  to cover with froth
3
:  vent, voice

Examples of FROTH

  1. The water frothed as the waves broke along the shore.

First Known Use of FROTH

14th century

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