frother

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, alteration of frovre, frofre (comfort), from Old English frōfor (consolation, joy, refuge, compensation, help, benefit), from Proto-Germanic *frōbraz (solace), from Proto-Indo-European *trep-, *terp- (to have good food, prosper, satiate, enjoy). Cognate with Old Saxon frōvra, frōfra (consolation, comfort, help), Old High German fluobara (consolation, comfort, help, assistance).

Verb[edit]

frother (third-person singular simple present frothers, present participle frothering, simple past and past participle frothered)

  1. (dialectal) To comfort.
  2. (dialectal) To feed.
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Etymology 2[edit]

froth +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

frother (plural frothers)

  1. A machine that generates froth
    • 2009 January 14, Harold Mcgee, “For a Tastier Wine, the Next Trick Involves ...”:
      There is a battery-powered frother, and a small glass channel that adds turbulence and air bubbles as the wine flows through it from the bottle into the glass.
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