frog·​hop·​per ˈfrȯg-ˌhä-pər How to pronounce froghopper (audio)

Examples of froghopper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spittlebugs are in a class of insects called froghoppers. John Kelly, Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2023 An insect known as the froghopper can leap more than 100 times its body length despite short legs. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 27 Apr. 2018 There were 24-percent fewer grasshoppers in compressor plots, 52-percent fewer froghoppers, and a whopping 95-percent fewer cave, camel, and spider crickets. Veronique Greenwood, The Atlantic, 2 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of froghopper was in 1711

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“Froghopper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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