frothy

frothy
froth NOUN 1) a mass of small bubbles in liquid caused by agitation, fermentation, or salivating. 2) impure matter that rises to the surface of liquid. 3) worthless or insubstantial talk, ideas, or activities.
VERB form, produce, or contain froth.
DERIVATIVES frothily adverb frothy adjective.
ORIGIN Old Norse.

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  • frothy — [frôth′ē, frôth′ē] adj. frothier, frothiest 1. of, like, or covered with froth; foamy 2. light; trifling; worthless frothily adv. frothiness n …   English World dictionary

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  • frothy — froth|y [ frɔθi ] adjective 1. ) covered with or consisting of froth: frothy coffee/milk Beat the egg whites until frothy. 2. ) enjoyable but not serious or important: His new movie is a frothy romantic comedy. 3. ) forming a soft, light, and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • frothy — froth|y [ˈfrɔθi US ˈfro:θi] adj 1.) a liquid that is frothy has lots of small ↑bubbles on top ▪ a mug of frothy coffee 2.) a frothy book, film etc is enjoyable but not serious or important >frothily adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frothy — adjective 1 a liquid that is frothy has lots of small bubble 1 (1) s on top: a cup of hot frothy cappuccino 2 a frothy book, film etc is enjoyable but not serious or important frothily adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • frothy — [[t]frɒ̱θi, AM frɔ͟ːθi[/t]] frothier, frothiest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A frothy liquid has lots of bubbles on its surface. ...frothy milk shakes …   English dictionary

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