Modern Slang Question

Just what does it mean to be feeling “froggy”? I’ve been hearing people saying this quite a bit lately, but I have no idea what it’s supposed to mean.

P.S. - I guess this means I am officially getting old, since I don’t understand all the newest slang terms. And I’m only 25! :frowning:

I recently heard it (used jokingly) as an invitation to fight.

“You want to fight? Are you feeling froggy? Then jump!”


Feeling froggy is hardly new. I’ve heard it said before in the cultural mecca of souheastern Tennessee. If I’m familiar with the term, it has to be fairly widespread.

Okay then, Aesiron. How do you use it and what do you mean when you use it?

I’ve been using ‘froggy’ for more’n 20 years. I forget where I picked it up, somewhere in the Southeastern US, but it means ‘bold’ or ‘daring’ or ‘uppity.’

Someone who is ‘feeling froggy’ is uncharacteristically prepared to fight, or make some other bold move that is not typical of their behaviour.

But it could have other meanings from other regions… I almost never hear anyone else use it.

I couldn’t tell you its meaning… I use next to no slang in my language and thus don’t really know what a lot of it means. From what I understand in context, the meanings given in this thread are right though.

So if someone says, “If you’re feeling froggy, leap!” what they mean is if you want to fight just go ahead and throw the first punch?

I guess that makes sense in the context in which I’ve heard it. Thanks, all.

I have heard it used to describe someone who’s hyper, high-strung, etc. I’ve also heard it used to describe someone with a hoarse throat (i.e. a frog in their throat). However, around here, one should be careful in using it to describe someone who speaks French (even if it’s being used in one of the aforementioned senses).


When I say I’m feeling froggy, I mean I’m feeling slightly under the weather…sort of a combination of ‘foggy’ and ‘groggy’ and ‘frog in my throat’…sore throat, sleepy, etc.

I’m in my 30s and grew up in midwest USA, if that makes any difference linguisticallywise.

I think you just invented a new word.