- merry play; merriment; gaiety; fun.
- a merrymaking or party.
- playful behavior or action; prank.
- to gambol merrily; to play in a frisky, light-spirited manner; romp: The children were frolicking in the snow.
- to have fun; engage in merrymaking; play merry pranks.
- merry; full of fun.
Origin of frolic
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Examples from the Web for frolic
But Iran may yet frolic around in this gap between the U.S. and Israeli positions.What Obama Said About Iran
March 22, 2013
From out of nowhere, about ten young men came to frolic in the water too, unnecessarily close to us.A Nation of Onlookers: India’s Violence Against Women and America’s Guns
December 22, 2012
And, increasingly, it sounds as though the woman he chose to frolic with is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.Let Alpha Males Like David Petraeus Cheat!
November 14, 2012
The way you pranced and frolic around, dressed in so called Native American attire, is a mockery of our way of life and culture.The Uproar Over No Doubt’s Native American Video Gaffe
November 6, 2012
The frolic with the child seemed to have blown away a fog from between them.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He prefers to frolic and philosophise with his prodigy on the sands.The Book of Khalid
She still held the bit in her jaws; her frolic had only just begun.The Night Riders
They were all as happy and full of frolic as all boys in the spring-time of life ought to be.
Beseech me from the grass; Wings frolic in the air, And graze me as they pass.Enamels and Cameos and other Poems
- a light-hearted entertainment or occasion
- light-hearted activity; gaiety; merriment
- (intr) to caper about; act or behave playfully
- archaic, or literary full of merriment or fun
Word Origin and History for frolic
1530s, as an adjective, "joyous, merry," from Middle Dutch vrolyc (adj.) "happy," from vro- "merry, glad," + lyc "like." Cognate with German fröhlich "happy." The stem is cognate with Old Norse frar "swift," Middle English frow "hasty," from PIE *preu- (see frog (n.1)), giving the whole an etymological sense akin to "jumping for joy." The verb is first attested 1580s. Related: Frolicked; frolicking. As a noun, from 1610s.