Meaning of “frosty” in the English Dictionary

"frosty" in British English

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uk /ˈfrɒs.ti/ us /ˈfrɑː.sti/

very cold, with a thin layer of white ice covering everything:

The frosty air stung my cheeks.
It was a cold and frosty morning.

If someone, or someone's behaviour, is frosty, they are unfriendly and not welcoming:

He gave me a frosty look.
The chairperson's plan received a frosty reception from the committee.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈfrɒs.ti.nəs/ us /ˈfrɑː.sti.nəs/

(Definition of “frosty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frosty" in American English

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us /ˈfrɔ·sti/

frosty adjective (UNFRIENDLY)

unfriendly or not welcoming:

a frosty manner

frosty adjective (COVERED WITH ICE)

covered with frost (= a white, powdery layer of ice), or with something that looks like this:

We each had a root beer served in a frosty glass with a big handle.

(Definition of “frosty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)