\ˈfō-mē \
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 \ adverb
foaminess \ˈfō-mē-nəs \ noun

Synonyms for foamy


frothy, lathery, sudsy

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Stir in the yeast and 1 teaspoon of honey, then set aside until the milk is foamy and the yeast is activated, about 10 minutes. Noelle Carter, charlotteobserver, "Grilling burgers this summer? Up your game with these homemade bun recipes," 6 July 2018 Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 2 Beat egg whites in a large bowl of an electric mixer until foamy. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "When Eton mess gives you extra yolks, whip them up into ice cream," 10 July 2018 Using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites and salt on high speed until foamy, about 8 minutes. Julia Sherman, New York Times, "A Cookbook of Artists’ Creative Summer Desserts," 22 June 2018 Russia is reportedly running low on beer, as World Cup fans are drowning their sorrows and reveling in celebration with the foamy cold brews faster than the host country can replenish the supply. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "World Cup fans reportedly causing beer shortage in Russia," 20 June 2018 Cook, swirling the pot every so often until the butter is foamy and starting to brown on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Alison Roman, The Cut, "Forget Engagement Chicken. Meet Breakup Steak.," 6 June 2018 The Oregon Health Authority recommends avoiding areas in the water with scum that looks like foamy, thick pea-green, blue-green or brownish-red paint. Everton Bailey Jr.,, "Toxic algae blooms spur Detroit Lake health advisory," 23 May 2018 Both ordered the Bullet Proof, a photogenic play on a whiskey sour featuring rye, St. Germain, turmeric, lemon, chili and bitters with a foamy egg white that Ms. Pistorius had seen on Instagram. Devorah Lev-tov, New York Times, "Dusting Off an Art Deco Feminist Treasure," 16 May 2018 Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened and foamy on top, about 10 minutes. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Vegetarian Meatballs with Soy-Honey Glaze," 7 May 2018

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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 \
foamier; foamiest

Kids Definition of foamy

: covered with or looking like foam

Other Words from foamy

foaminess noun

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