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fro

Short for "Afro," a bushy, rounded hairstyle worn predominantly by African Americans. Dad, I can't believe you used to have a fro!

to and fro

Back and forth; from one place to another; toward and away. She paced to and fro while she waited for the doctors to give her an update on her husband. You need to bring the kids to a place where they can run to and fro without restriction for a while.
See also: and, fro

Afro

A naturally bushy, rounded hairstyle worn predominantly by people of African descent. Don't tease your father—everybody had an Afro back in the '70s.

sway to and fro

1. Literally, to continue moving, swinging, bending, tilting, etc., slowly in one direction and then back in the opposite direction. The structure swayed to and fro, threatening to topple at any given minute. Everyone in the crowd was swaying to and fro in time with the song.
2. By extension, to oscillate between two opposing positions, decisions, inclinations, points of view, etc. Public opinion has swayed to and fro on this issue for decades. You can't keep swaying to and fro over this—you need to make a decision and commit to it!
See also: and, fro, sway

froyo

Frozen yogurt. (Formed as a portmanteau of the two words.) Do you want to stop and get some froyo for dessert?

to and fro

[of movement] toward and away from something. The puppy was very active—running to and fro—wagging its tail. The lion in the cage moved to and fro, watching the people in front of the cage.
See also: and, fro

to and fro

Back and forth, as in He was like a caged animal, pacing to and fro. Strictly speaking, to means "toward" and fro "away from," but this idiom is used more vaguely in the sense of "moving alternately in different directions." [First half of 1300s]
See also: and, fro

ˌto and ˈfro

from one place to another and back, repeatedly; from side to side repeatedly: They travel to and fro between London and Paris.She held the baby in her arms and rocked her to and fro.
See also: and, fro

Afro

and fro
n. a hairdo, sometimes worn by American blacks, where the hair appears to be a large puffy ball. (From African.) Man, I thought Afros went out in the sixties! This rain’s gonna ruin my fro!

fro

verb
See Afro

froyo

n. frozen yogurt. Let’s stop at the store and get some froyo.
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