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Fro Yo

noun Refers to an object.; compounding Combines "frozen" and "yogurt" to make a phrase that acts as a singular unit.; clipping Shortened versions of both "frozen" and "yogurt".
"Fro Yo" is literally frozen yogurt. It is a low calorie alternative to ice cream and is served like soft-serve ice cream. The phrase is formed by taking the compound "frozen yogurt" and clipping each word creating "fro yo".
 
"Fro yo doesn't taste as good as ice cream, but it is worth it, because it has fewer calories."
Etymology : "Frozen" comes from the mid-14th century and is the past participle adjective for the verb "freeze" which comes from the Old English word "freosan" meaning "turn to ice" which comes from the Proto-Germanic word "freus-", which comes from the Proto-Indo-European root "preus-" meaning "to freeze," but also "to burn"."Yogurt" comes from the 1620s, a mispronunciation of Turkish "yogurt" The "-g-" is a "soft" sound, in many dialects closer to an English "w." The root "yog" means "condense".
Source : Sister. October 10th 2013.
Last modified: 24 November 2013


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