Trying to open my car door with a coat hanger, I froshed the mechanism.
Origin of frosh
- Shortening and alteration of freshman (perhaps influenced by German Frosch frog, grammar-school pupil)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.