frosty

adjective \ ˈfrȯ-stē \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of frosty

frostier; frostiest
1 a : attended with or producing frost : freezing
b : briskly cold : chilly
2 : covered or appearing as if covered with frost : hoary
  • a man of 65, with frosty eyebrows and hair
  • —Nan Robertson
3 : marked by coolness or extreme reserve in manner
  • his smile was distinctly frosty
  • —Erle Stanley Gardner

frostily

play \ˈfrȯ-stə-lē\ adverb

frostiness

play \ˈfrȯ-stē-nəs\ noun

Examples of frosty in a Sentence

  1. We received a frosty welcome.

  2. a frosty autumn that was a sign of the brutal winter that followed

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First Known Use of frosty

before 12th century


FROSTY Defined for English Language Learners

frosty

adjective

Definition of frosty for English Language Learners

  • : cold enough to produce frost

  • : covered with frost

  • : unfriendly or cold


FROSTY Defined for Kids

frosty

adjective \ ˈfrȯ-stē \

Definition of frosty for Students

frostier; frostiest
1 : covered with frost
  • a frosty window
2 : cold enough to produce frost
  • a frosty evening


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