[[t]frɒg, frɔg[/t]]
n. v. frogged, frog•ging, adj.
1) ram any tailless stout-bodied amphibian of the order Anura, including the smooth, moist-skinned frog species that live in a damp or semiaquatic habitat and the warty drier-skinned toad species that are mostly terrestrial as adults
2) ram
Also called true frog,ranid any frog of the widespread family Ranidae, which are mostly semiaquatic and have smooth, moist skin and long hind legs used for leaping.
3) a slight hoarseness, usu. caused by mucus on the vocal cords:
a frog in the throat[/ex]
4) sts (often cap.) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a French person or a person of French descent.)
5) a small holder made of heavy material, placed in a bowl or vase to hold flower stems in position
6) mad the nut of a violin bow
7) to hunt and catch frogs
8) cvb sts off (often cap.) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. French or Frenchlike
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME frogge, OE frogga, frocga usage: Definitions4and9are slurs and should be avoided. These senses are used with disparaging intent and are perceived as highly insulting. II
[[t]frɒg, frɔg[/t]] n.
1) clo an ornamental fastening for the front of a coat, consisting of a button and a loop through which it passes
2) a sheath suspended from a belt and supporting a scabbard
Etymology: 1710–20 III
[[t]frɒg, frɔg[/t]] n.
rai a device at the intersection of two railroad tracks to permit the wheels and flanges on one track to cross or branch from the other
Etymology: 1840–50, amer.; of uncert. orig. IV
[[t]frɒg, frɔg[/t]] n.
zool. a triangular mass of elastic horny substance in the middle of the sole of the foot of a horse or related animal
Etymology: 1600–10; cf. earlier frush in same sense

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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