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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English frosty; equivalent to frost +‎ -y.

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ɒsti

AdjectiveEdit

frosty (comparative frostier, superlative frostiest)

  1. Cold, chilly.
    The air was frosty; I could see my breath and walked quickly with my hands in my pockets.
    I'd like a frosty milkshake.
  2. Having frost on it.
    The frosty pumpkin is the sign of the end of the growing season, soon the greenery will wither and harvest end for the year.
  3. (figuratively) Having an aloof or inhospitable manner.
    After the divorce, she was civil but frosty to her ex.
  4. (slang) Alert.
    Stay frosty.

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From frost +‎ -y. Compare Old English fyrstiġ.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfrɔstiː/, /ˈfɔrstiː/

AdjectiveEdit

frosty

  1. Cold, freezing, frosty; being or experiencing cold.
  2. (rare) White (of a beard)

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