You vs Frog - What's the difference?

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As a noun frog is

a small tailless amphibian of the order anura that typically hops or frog can be (offensive) a french person or frog can be a leather or fabric loop used to attach a sword or bayonet, or its scabbard, to a waist or shoulder belt.

As a verb frog is

to hunt or trap frogs or frog can be to ornament or fasten a coat, etc with frogs or frog can be to unravel (a knitted garment).



Alternative forms

* ye * ya, yah, yer, yeh, y', yo, yu (informal or eye dialect) * -cha * -ja * u * yoo (eye dialect) * yew * youe, yow, yowe (obsolete)


  • (object pronoun) The people spoken, or written to, as an object.
  • * 1611 , Bible , Authorized (King James) Version. Genesis XLII:
  • And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you , saying, Ye are spies [...].
  • * (William Shakespeare), Richard III :
  • If I may counsaile you, some day or two / Your Highnesse shall repose you at the Tower [...].
  • * 1611 , Bible , Authorized (King James) Version. Genesis XIX:
  • And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city.
  • * 1975 , Joseph Nazel, Death for Hire :
  • You'd better get you a gun and kill him before he kills you or somebody.
  • (object pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as an object. (Replacing thee; originally as a mark of respect.)
  • * (Thomas Malory), Le Morte Darthur , Book VIII:
  • I charge you , as ye woll have my love, that ye warne your kynnesmen that ye woll beare that day the slyve of golde uppon your helmet.
  • (subject pronoun) The people spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Replacing ye.)
  • Both of you should get ready now.
    You are all supposed to do as I tell you.
  • (subject pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Originally as a mark of respect.)
  • * (Geoffrey Chaucer), "The Clerk's Tale", Canterbury Tales , Ellesmere manuscript (c. 1410):
  • certes lord / so wel vs liketh yow / And al youre werk / and euere han doon / þat we / Ne koude nat vs self deuysen how / We myghte lyuen / in moore felicitee [...].
  • * 1814 , (Jane Austen), Mansfield Park :
  • You' are right, Fanny, to protest against such an office, but ' you need not be afraid.
  • (indefinite personal pronoun) Anyone, one; an unspecified individual or group of individuals (as subject or object).
  • * 2001 , Polly Vernon, The Guardian , 5 May 2001:
  • You' can't choose your family, your lovers are difficult and volatile, but, oh, ' you can choose your friends - so doesn't it make much more sense to live and holiday with them instead?

    Usage notes

    * Originally, , respectively.) * In some forms of English, are all but nonexistent. * Although , or youse (though not all of these are completely equivalent or considered Standard English). * The pronoun is usually omitted in imperative sentences, but need not be. In affirmative imperatives, it may be included before the verb (You go right ahead''; ''You stay out of it''); in negative imperatives, it may be included either before the ''don't'', or, more commonly, after it (''Don't you dare go in there''; ''Don't you start now ). * See for other personal pronouns.


    * *: thou *: ye *: yer (UK eye dialect) * *: all of you (plural) *: you all *: you + number *: ye *: yous/youse *: y'all, all y'all (Southern US) *: ya'll (AAVE) *: you-uns (Midwestern US and Appalachia) *: yinz *: you guys/you gals *: you lot (UK) *: allyou (Caribbean) *: yer (UK eye dialect) * , ye, to you, to thee, to ye * ye, to you, to ye, to you all * (one) one, people, they, them

    Derived terms

    * you're


    (en determiner)
  • The individual or group spoken or written to.
  • Have you gentlemen come to see the lady who fell backwards off a bus?
  • Used before epithets for emphasis.
  • You idiot!


    (en verb)
  • To address (a person) using the pronoun you'', rather than ''thou .
  • frog


    (wikipedia frog) (commons)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), ).J.P. Mallory & D.Q. Adams, eds, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture , s.v. "Jump" (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997), 323. See also (l), (l).


    (en noun)
  • A small tailless amphibian of the order Anura that typically hops
  • The part of a violin bow (or that of other similar string instruments such as the viola, cello and contrabass) located at the end held by the player, to which the horsehair is attached
  • (Cockney rhyming slang) Road. Shorter, more common form of frog and toad
  • The depression in the upper face of a pressed or handmade clay brick
  • An organ on the bottom of a horse’s hoof that assists in the circulation of blood
  • The part of a railway switch or turnout where the running-rails cross (from the resemblance to the frog in a horse’s hoof)
  • An oblong cloak button, covered with netted thread, and fastening into a loop instead of a button hole.
  • The loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword.
  • Synonyms
    * frosh, frosk, frock * pad, paddock * (railway switch component) common crossing
    Derived terms
    (Derived terms) * * * bush frog * clawed frog * common frog * Darwin's frog * disc-tongued frog * edible frog * * * fine as frog hair, finer than frog hair * Frog (metathesis: > Gorf) * frog belly * frogbit * frog chorus * frogeater, frog eater * frogeye * frogeyed * frog face * frogfish * frogged * froggery * frogging * froggish * froggy * Froggy * froghopper * a frog in one’s throat * frog kick * frog kingdom * frog legs * froglike * * frogly * frogman * frogmarch, frog-march * frogmouth * frog orchid * frogpond, frog pond * frog pose * The Frog Prince * Frog Prince * frog's-bit * frog's legs * frogspawn, frog spawn * frog spit * frog spittle * frog sticker * frogstool * ghost frog * glass frog * * Kermit the Frog (metathesis: > Kermit the Forg, Kermit the Gorf, Kermit the Grof) * The Leap-Frog * leapfrog, leap-frog * leapfrogged, leap-frogged * leapfrogging * leapfrog test, leap-frog test, leap frog test * litter frog * male frog test * * marsupial frog * moss frog * * painted frog * parsley frog * poison dart frog * * screeching frog * sedge frog * * shovelnose frog * tailed frog * tongueless frog * tree frog * Tukeit Hill frog * * true frog
    See also
    * amphibian * * tadpole * toad *


  • To hunt or trap frogs.
  • To use a pronged plater to transfer (cells) to another plate.
  • Derived terms
    * frog stitch

    Etymology 2

    From (m), stereotypical food of the French. Compare , from (m), corresponding French term for English, likewise based on stereotypical food.


    (en noun)
  • (offensive) A French person
  • (Canada, offensive) A French-speaking person from Quebec
  • Antonyms
    * (French person) (l)



    Etymology 3



    (en noun)
  • A leather or fabric loop used to attach a sword or bayonet, or its scabbard, to a waist or shoulder belt
  • An ornate fastener for clothing consisting of a button, toggle, or knot, that fits through a loop
  • Verb

  • To ornament or fasten a coat, etc. with frogs
  • Etymology 4

    Supposedly from sounding similar to "rip it".


  • To unravel (a knitted garment).