Origin of froshaltered ; from freshman
nounpl. frosh Informal
Origin of froshShortening and alteration of freshman (perhaps influenced by German Frosch, frog, grammar-school pupil).
- (dialectal) A frog.
From Middle English frosch, from Old English frosc (“frog”), from Proto-Germanic *fruskaz (“frog”), from Proto-Indo-European *prew- (“to jump, hop”). Cognate with West Frisian froask (“frog”), Dutch vors (“frog”), German Frosch (“frog”), Norwegian frosk (“frog”), Icelandic froskur (“frog”). See also frosk, frog.
(plural froshes or frosh)
(third-person singular simple present froshes, present participle froshing, simple past and past participle froshed)