frothier; frothiest
1
: full of or consisting of froth
2
a
: gaily frivolous or light in content or treatment : insubstantial
a frothy comedy
b
: made of light thin material
frothily adverb
frothiness noun

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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of frothy was in the 15th century

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“Frothy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frothy. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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