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.
frosh (plural froshes)
- (dialectal) A frog.
frosh (plural froshes or frosh)
- (colloquial) A first year student, at certain universities.
- That frosh is really getting on my nerves, just he wait till hell-week!
- (transitive, slang) To initiate academic freshmen, notably in a testing way.
- This campus does not tolerate froshing in any form.
- (transitive, slang) To damage through incompetence.
- Trying to open my car door with a coat hanger, I froshed the mechanism.
- (initiate): haze