\ ə-ˈfrȯth How to pronounce afroth (audio) \

Definition of afroth

: in a state of lively or angry excitement Last Saturday, the day before the Oscars, when the entire fashion world was afroth about which starlet was planning to wear what the next night, a small item in The New York Times caught our eye.— Lynn Yaeger, Village Voice, 1 Mar. 2005 … has provoked incendiary political speeches … and has AM's scrum of right-wing radio brawlers all afroth with indignation.Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press, 20 Dec. 2005

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First Known Use of afroth

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afroth

a- entry 1 + froth entry 2

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“Afroth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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