- The definition of froth is foam or foaming bubbles.
An example of froth is the bubbles at the top of a poured beer.
- Froth is defined as to make foam.
An example of froth is using a steam wand to make foam on the top of milk.
Froth on a glass of beer.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a whitish mass of bubbles; foam
- foaming saliva caused by disease or great excitement
- light, trifling, or worthless talk, ideas, etc.
Origin: Middle English frothe ; from Old Norse frotha, akin to Old English (a)-freothan, to froth up ; from Indo-European an unverified form preu-th, a snorting, slavering ; from base an unverified form per-, to sprinkle, scatter from source Classical Greek prēmainein, to blow hard
- to cause to foam
- to cover with foam
- to spill forth like foam
Origin: < the n.
Origin: ME frothen
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- A mass of bubbles in or on a liquid; foam.
- Salivary foam released as a result of disease or exhaustion.
- Something unsubstantial or trivial.
- A fit of resentment or vexation: was in a froth over the long delay.
- To cover with foam.
- To cause to foam.
Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse frodha.