From (etyl) frosch, from (etyl) . See also (l), (l).
(dialectal) A frog.
From an alteration of freshman, under influence from (etyl) dialectal . Related to English (l) above.
(colloquial) A first year student, at certain universities.
- That frosh is really getting on my nerves, just he wait till hell-week!
* fresher (UK)
(slang) To initiate academic freshmen, notably in a testing way.
(slang) To damage through incompetence.
- This campus does not tolerate froshing in any form.
- Trying to open my car door with a coat hanger, I froshed the mechanism.
* (initiate) haze
From (etyl) fruissier, (froissier) ( > French froisser), from .
(obsolete) To break up, smash.
* 1600 , Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Tasso, Book VIII, xlviii:
*:: Oft pierced through, with blood besmeared new.
* 1602 , ,
- Rinaldo's armor frush'd and hack'd they had,
- ... I like thy armour well;
- I'll frush it and unlock the rivets all
(obsolete) To charge, rush violently.
* 1485 , Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur , Book V:
- But I'll be master of it.
(historical) To straighten up (the feathers on an arrow).
- 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 [...].
(obsolete) noise; clatter; crash
Compare Old English frosch, (frosk), a frog (the animal), (etyl) .
The frog of a horse's foot.
A discharge of a foetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; thrush.