American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Away; back: moving to and fro.
- prep. Scots From.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- From; away; back or backward: as in the phrase to and fro (that is, to and from, forward or toward and backward).
- adv. archaic From; away; back or backward. In modern English used only in the set phrase to and fro ("back and forth").
- n. slang An afro (hairstyle).
GNU Webster's 1913
- From Middle English fro, fra, from Old English fra ("from"), from Old Norse frá ("from"), from Proto-Germanic *fram (“from”), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- (“forth, forward”). Cognate with Scots frae ("fro, from"), Icelandic frá ("from"). More at from. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, probably from Old Norse frā; see per1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Fat Jew kid with a fro is the new funny, to fat jew kids with fros.”
“I dunnot know wheer she getten her head-fillin 'fro', unless she robbed th 'owd parsen an' left his nob standin 'empty.”
“Watching Beaverton and Portland toss the Beavers too and fro is entertaining.”
“I suggest those nefarious dumb republicans who post comments on this blog better refrain fro doing so for the coherence & concomitant prosperity of this country.”
“Depending on your POV, a bunch of fist picks stuck in a ‘fro is either not best choice for mag cover on Afro-lit or it’s friggin awesome … to this point, most of world seems to have chosen option one …”
“Looks like it could work as a muffin fro breakfast.”
“Have to say this to and fro is one reason why ordinary people have doubts about the economics profession.”
“However, I am on this page to ask Obama to refrain fro condescending gimmicks towards Hillary Clinton!”
“They are lookin fro redemption, but seem to be getting farther and farher from it.”
“One month on not a word fro many of the parties in response to the above.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘fro’.
A list of 3-letter words which cannot be formed by adding a letter to a 2-letter word (see Ken Clark's word lists found at http://www.seattlescrab...
amber words is the term I use for words that are all but fossilized, in the sense that their use is always in the context of a single expression. Examples include caboodle, dudgeon, umbrage
an addendum or Anhang to Prolagus's list 'The braggadocio recipe'
Looking for tweets for fro.