English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /fɹʌʃ/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌʃ

Etymology 1 edit

From Old French fruscher, from Vulgar Latin *frustiāre (break into pieces), from Latin frustum (bit, fragment). Compare French froisser.

Verb edit

frush (third-person singular simple present frushes, present participle frushing, simple past and past participle frushed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To break up, smash.
    • 1600, Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Tasso, Book VIII, xlviii:
      Rinaldo's armor frush'd and hack'd they had,
      Oft pierced through, with blood besmeared new.
    • c. 1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      [] I like thy armour well;
      I'll frush it and unlock the rivets all
      But I'll be master of it.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To charge, rush violently.
    • 1470–1485 (date produced), Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book V, [London: [] by William Caxton], published 31 July 1485, →OCLC; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur [], London: David Nutt, [], 1889, →OCLC:
      And than they fruyshed forth all at onys, of the bourelyest knyghtes that ever brake brede, with mo than fyve hondred at the formyst frunte [...].
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  3. (historical, transitive) To straighten up (the feathers on an arrow).

Adjective edit

frush (comparative more frush, superlative most frush)

  1. Easily broken; brittle; crisp.

Noun edit


  1. (obsolete) noise; clatter; crash

Etymology 2 edit

Compare Old English frosc (frog (animal)), German Frosch (frog (the animal)).

Noun edit

frush (plural frushes)

  1. The frog of a horse's foot.
  2. A discharge of a foetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; thrush.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “frush”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

Anagrams edit

Scots edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Not found in Early Scots.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

frush (comparative mair frush, superlative maist frush)

  1. (archaic) Brittle, weak, decayed or rotten (of organic materials).
  2. (archaic) Crumbly or loose (of soil).
  3. (archaic) Crumbly or mealy (of oatcakes or other baked goods).