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”).
frother (plural frothers)
- A machine that generates froth
2009, January 14, “Harold Mcgee”, in 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.