They feasted and frolicked at births and deaths, and the dead and the unborn were likewise feasted.
Then there was a great scrambling and the Crickets frolicked with them.
The old dog whisked out from between the wheels and frolicked about Johnnie.
In all his poetry there leaped and frolicked "vernal delight and joy."
In the garden Selim became as full of pranks as a little boy; he laughed, frolicked, and Hania helped him with all her soul.
As she grew stronger she frolicked with every human being and every living thing.
Heretofore I had either ignored them or frolicked with them.
Then for a time, she frolicked with Fluff while Maida read aloud.
There was every day fresh fun in the water,—we frolicked like fishes in their own element.
It was the latter kind I frolicked with on the above-named date.
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.