Etymology
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frothy (adj.)

1530s, "full of foam," from froth + -y (2). Meaning "vain, light, insubstantial" is from 1590s. Related: Frothiness.

updated on January 13, 2015

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Definitions of frothy from WordNet

frothy (adj.)
emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation;
foamy (or frothy) beer
Synonyms: bubbling / bubbly / foaming / foamy / effervescing / spumy
frothy (adj.)
marked by high spirits or excitement;
Synonyms: bubbling / effervescent / scintillating / sparkly
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.