Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Covered with soapy lather.
  • Covered with sweaty foam, as a horse.
  • Resembling lather; figuratively, unsubstantial, like foam.

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

  • adjective Resembling or covered in lather, foamy.

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

  • adjective resembling lather or covered with lather

Etymologies

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Examples

  • That gentleman called a lathery greeting from the bathroom where he was shaving.

    Battling the Clouds or, For a Comrade's Honor

  • At the height of the spill in June, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon stepped onto the beach of this seaside community and saw an apocalyptic scene: waves of lathery crude headed for his white sandy beaches.

    A year later, Gulf Coast still recovering from spill

  • I told him I was, and wiped the lathery remnants from his face with a warm towel.

    The Monstrumologist

  • I told him I was, and wiped the lathery remnants from his face with a warm towel.

    The Monstrumologist

  • June 19th, 2006 at 8:16 pm frothy adjective 1. Consisting of or resembling foam: foamy, lathery, spumous, spumy, sudsy, yeasty.

    Firedoglake » Frothy Junior

  • Stout brown arms were roped with curd, and wedding rings looked slippery things, and thumb-nails bordered with inveterate black, like broad beans ripe for planting, shone through a hubbub of snowy froth; while sluicing and wringing and rinsing went on over the bubbled and lathery turf; and every handy bush or stub, and every tump of wiry grass, was sheeted with white, like a ship in full sail, and shining in the sun-glare.

    Mary Anerley

  • You put the boiled soap in the hot water and make it all frothy-lathery -- and then you shake the muslin and squeeze it, ever so gently, and all the dirt comes out.

    The Railway Children

  • You put the boiled soap in the hot water and make it all frothy-lathery -- and then you shake the muslin and squeeze it, ever so gently, and all the dirt comes out.

    The Railway Children

  • This was a new idea, the product to be shown ready for what the accompanying copy called "fragrant, lathery, lovelier you" use, and I had the job of sketching it into half a dozen layouts, the bar of soap at a slightly different angle in each.

    Time and Again

  • He looked all white and lathery in a moment, and he grinned in a funny way up at

    Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's

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