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Topic: DRINK

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old Norse
Origin: frotha

froth

1 noun
     
froth1
1 [singular, uncountable]DFDHC a mass of small bubbles on the top of a liquid [= foam]:
'Excellent beer,' he said, wiping the froth from his mouth.
2 [singular, uncountable] small white bubbles of saliva around a person's or animal's mouth
3 [uncountable] talk or ideas that are attractive but have no real value or meaning:
The book has too much froth and not enough fact.
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