foamy

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From Middle English fomy, from Old English fāmiġ, fǣmiġ ‎(frothy, foamy), equivalent to foam +‎ -y.

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foamy ‎(comparative foamier, superlative foamiest)

  1. Full of foam.
    He jumped overboard into the foamy waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
    • 1715–1720:Tlepolemus, the sun of Hercules, / Led nine swift vessels through the foamy seas — Alexander Pope, The Iliad
    • 1831: For busy thoughts the Stream flowed on / In foamy agitation — William Wordsworth, Yarrow Revisited.

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