Froth Definition

frôth, frŏth
frothed, frothing, froths
A whitish mass of bubbles; foam.
Webster's New World
Foaming saliva caused by disease or great excitement.
Webster's New World
Something unsubstantial or trivial.
American Heritage
Light, trifling, or worthless talk, ideas, etc.
Webster's New World
High prices unwarranted by economic fundamentals.
A housing market with a lot of froth.
American Heritage
frothed, frothing, froths
To cause to foam.
Webster's New World
To cover with foam.
Webster's New World
To produce froth; foam.
Webster's New World
To spill forth like foam.
Webster's New World

(intransitive) To bubble.

The chemical frothed up when I added the acid.

Origin of Froth

  • Noun attested around 1300, from Old Norse froða, from Proto-Germanic *fruþōn; Old English afreoðan (“to froth”) is from same Germanic root. Verb attested from late 14th century.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old Norse frodha

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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