Etymology 1


fro (not comparable)

(archaic) From; away; back or backward.

Usage notes

In modern English, used only in the set phrase to and fro (“back and forth”).

Etymology 2


fro (plural fros)

(slang) Clipping of afro (hairstyle).


• FOR, ORF, for, for-, orf

Source: Wiktionary

Fro, adv. Etym: [OE. fra, fro, adv. & prep., Icel. fr, akin to Dan. fra from, E. from. See From.]

Definition: From; away; back or backward; -- now used only in oppositionto the word to, in the phrase to and fro, that is, to and from. See To and fro under To. Millon.

Fro, prep.

Definition: From. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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