from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made of, covered with, or resembling froth; foamy.
  • adjective Playfully frivolous in character or content.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of or accompanied with foam or froth; consisting of froth or light bubbles; spumous; foamy.
  • Vain; light; unsubstantial; given to empty declamation; wordy: as, a frothy harangue; a frothy speaker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of foam or froth, or consisting of froth or light bubbles; spumous; foamy.
  • adjective Not firm or solid; soft; unstable.
  • adjective Of the nature of froth; light; empty; unsubstantial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Foamy or churned to the point of becoming infused with bubbles.
  • adjective figuratively lightweight; lacking depth or substance

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by high spirits or excitement
  • adjective emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation


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