\ ˈfō-mē How to pronounce foamy (audio) \
foamier; foamiest

Definition of foamy

1 : covered with foam : frothy
2 : full of, consisting of, or resembling foam

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Other Words from foamy

foamily \ ˈfō-​mə-​lē How to pronounce foamily (audio) \ adverb
foaminess \ ˈfō-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce foaminess (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for foamy


frothy, lathery, sudsy

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Korbee suggesting scrambling with a fork instead of a whisk because a whisk tends to incorporate more air—which could make the eggs too foamy and bubbly and the overall texture too airy. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "6 Tips to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs," 3 May 2019 Shake until chilled and foamy; strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with wood sorrel leaves. Kate Richards, Country Living, "Clover Whiskey Sour," 15 Mar. 2019 Here are four potential causes behind foamy pee. 1. Korin Miller, SELF, "4 Causes Behind Urine So Foamy It Could Top a Beer," 4 Oct. 2018 Use an electric mixer fitted with whisk attachment to beat eggs and sugar at high speed until pale and foamy, about 2 minutes. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, "The Greatest New Year’s Menus on the Planet (at Least We Think So)," 26 Dec. 2018 The Maracuyá Sour, topped with foamy egg white, is bracing and aromatic. Maggie Hoffman,, "Meet School Night, Dogpatch’s weeknight-only bar," 13 June 2018 There's a full bar, but most people are ordering stiff well drinks and foamy pints. Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Bars in Chicago," 1 Mar. 2018 Blend until smooth then pour over cold brew (which is less acidic than espresso) for a foamy latte. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Dairy-Free (and Delicious!) Lattes to Power Your Day," 13 Aug. 2018 In 7- to 8-quart saucepot, heat butter and oil on medium-low until butter melts and is foamy. Ina Garten, Good Housekeeping, "Butternut Squash and Apple Soup," 8 Oct. 2011

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First Known Use of foamy

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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\ ˈfō-mē How to pronounce foamy (audio) \
foamier; foamiest

Kids Definition of foamy

: covered with or looking like foam

Other Words from foamy

foaminess noun

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