- playful; frolicsome.
- of, relating to, or resembling a colt.
- not trained or disciplined; unruly; wild.
Origin of coltish
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Examples from the Web for coltish
He dwelt on their coltish doings, their adventures sought and wrought in the perfect fellowship of youth.The Virginian
Rousing themselves from coltish recollections of their own, perhaps, the horses began to trot.Old Caravan Days
Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Youth is uncharitable to youth, so coltish and impatient with shortcomings, and so infinitely borable.The Secrets of a Kuttite
Edward O. Mousley
Evidently he held to the rowels in fond memory of his days of 17 slender youth and coltish gambolings.Bred of the Desert
The Professor's Coltish Daughter regained her adolescent poise, which was considerable.What's He Doing in There?
Fritz Reuter Leiber
- inexperienced; unruly
- playful and lively
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Word Origin and History for coltish
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