\ ˈfrȯ-thē How to pronounce frothy (audio) , -t͟hē How to pronounce frothy (audio) \
frothier; frothiest

Definition of frothy

1 : full of or consisting of froth
2a : gaily frivolous or light in content or treatment : insubstantial a frothy comedy
b : made of light thin material

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Other Words from frothy

frothily \ ˈfrȯ-​thə-​lē How to pronounce frothily (audio) , -​t͟hə-​ \ adverb
frothiness \ ˈfrȯ-​thē-​nəs How to pronounce frothiness (audio) , -​t͟hē-​ \ noun

Synonyms for frothy


foamy, lathery, sudsy

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Examples of frothy in a Sentence

a frothy dessert made of whipped egg whites and fruit puree a frothy comedy that wouldn't exert the brain of a gnat

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In 1519, Montezuma II and the Spanish invader Hernán Cortés famously quaffed the cold, frothy brew at a feast in the capital Tenochtitlán (now Mexico City). Franz Lidz, Smithsonian, "The Delicious, Ancient History of Chocolate and Vanilla," 11 July 2019 Whipped Cream 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon superfine sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract In a stand mixer with the whip attachment, beat heavy cream on low until frothy, about 1 minute. Dallas News, "2-minute cooking expert: How to make the perfect whipped cream (plus a boozy twist)," 10 July 2019 The almost frothy quality of the book’s pacing arises in part, surely, from its conception as a serial: we are buoyed along by episodic comic surprise. Claire Messud, The New York Review of Books, "At the Border of the Novel," 21 Mar. 2019 The ability to get a hit of curiously frothy cream along with a taste of cold brew is refreshing. Anne Vandermey, Fortune, "Starbucks Wants Its New “Cold Foam” to Be the Next Pumpkin Spice Latte," 17 Apr. 2018 Peter’s chief aim, at the movie’s start, is to get past the events shown in Avengers: Endgame (Far from Home treats most of that movie’s self-seriousness as a frothy joke) and head off on a school trip to Europe. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Spider-Man: Far from Home," 28 June 2019 California’s Great America is hosting a Red, White and Brews fest this weekend at the Santa Clara theme park, complete with tasty barbecue bites and frothy suds. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "7 awesome Bay Area things to do this weekend, June 28-30," 27 June 2019 But that’s no guarantee as China’s trade war with America spreads to the technology industry, heightening investor concerns over frothy valuations. Carol Zhong, Fortune, "'You Can’t Not Be There': Why Wall Street Is Lending Billions to China's Hottest Tech Unicorns," 12 June 2019 What do incipient organs, traffic jams and the frothy head of foam at the top of a beer glass have in common? Quanta Magazine, "‘Traffic Jams’ of Cells Help to Sculpt Embryos," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of frothy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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\ ˈfrȯ-thē How to pronounce frothy (audio) , -t͟hē\
frothier; frothiest

Kids Definition of frothy

: full of or made up of small bubbles frothy waves

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to complain fretfully

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