One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of or like a frog or frogs.
- ‘‘You're too good to me,’ she said in a voice more froggy than before.’
- ‘This froggy gooeyness didn't quite mesh with the flaky crust, and the caramel seemed more salty than sweet.’
- ‘For some reason the water was lethal to our little froggy friend, so you had jump onto logs, turtles and crocodiles.’
- ‘There are lights floating in the river that glow blue at night, and speakers all around make odd bell-like tones and froggy noises.’
- ‘‘This is the largest pristine wilderness in North America,’ Kennedy croaks in a froggy quaver.’
- ‘I turned the music off altogether and swallowed, speaking aloud to make sure that my voice wasn't froggy and unused sounding.’
- ‘The dog looks around placidly, its froggy eyes bulging, its skin hanging around its compact body.’
- ‘Last time I checked, Kermit's mates were a little on the lean side, what with all that leaping around, so it probably took 50 frogs to produce this tiny sachet of froggy cellulite.’
- ‘Every time he applies his wonderful, froggy, flat voice to them, they're changed a little.’
- ‘This Web site has so much stuff for teachers and students… crossword puzzle, word search, life cycle information, facts about frogs, how to make a froggy cake, and more.’
- ‘I got up and walked downstairs in my ducky pajamas and froggy slippers.’
- ‘She just loves everything froggy: ornaments, tea towels, birthday cakes, cuddly toys - in fact anything and everything frog-themed.’
- ‘For the more peppy numbers, he sang in a bizarre froggy voice that takes some getting used to (but no more than James' falsetto).’
- ‘Ultimately there are no obvious villains in the plague upon our froggy friends, and that is what's most frightening of all.’
- ‘The man's voice is froggy, mechanical sounding.’
- ‘I went into my room and got some clothes and my froggy slippers without even turning the light on and went into the bathroom to take a bath.’
2derogatory, informal French.
- ‘Here was a neat, modern, brightly lit Fulham deli selling 34 types of froggy cheese, a dozen olive oils, exotic mustard and the uber-MacMissionary of pan-global Mediterraneanism: balsamic bloody vinegar.’
- ‘But there's one thing that Jacques D (as I always called him) never really got his froggy noggin round: the relative fact that a deconstructed truth looks very different on the page from when you say it out loud.’
- ‘I've no idea but in the unlikely event that any froggy - sorry, French, - legal experts read this blog, please feel free to comment.’
- ‘But don't expect any high falutin Froggy food at the Light Brigade modern European is the way she describes it.’
nounPlural froggies, Plural Froggiesderogatory, informal
A French person.
- ‘Possibly even France, if those no good froggies don't shape up.’
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