Definition of frog noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//frɒɡ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//frɔːɡ//
    , NAmE//frɑːɡ//
    Amphibians and reptiles
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  1. 1 a small animal with smooth skin, that lives both on land and in water (= is an amphibian). Frogs have very long back legs for jumping, and no tail. the croaking of frogs The frog jumped into the pond. See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles
  2. 2Frog (informal) an offensive word for a French person
  3. Word OriginOld English frogga, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vors and German Frosch. Used as a general term of abuse in Middle English, the term was applied specifically to the Dutch in the 17th cent.; its application to the French (late 18th cent.) is partly alliterative, partly from the reputation of the French for eating frogs' legs.Idioms
    have, etc. a frog in your throat
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    to lose your voice or be unable to speak clearly for a short time
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