yeasty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From yeast +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

yeasty (comparative yeastier, superlative yeastiest)

  1. Having or resembling yeast.
  2. Foamy and frothy.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, III.58:
      The Ocean when its yeasty war is waging / Is awful to the vessel near the rock [...].
  3. Emotionally bubbling over (as with exuberance)
  4. Trivial.

Quotations[edit]

trivial
  • 1602 : William Shakespeare, Hamlet , act V scene 2
    Thus has he, and many more of the same breed that I
    now the drossy age dotes on, only got the tune of the
    time and, out of an habit of encounter, a kind of
    yeasty collection, which carries them through and
    through the most profane and winnowed opinions

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