- 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 frolicker
They agreed in giving Hutchins the character of being a notorious "frolicker," and a "very hard master."
True, he said his "master was a frolicker, and fond of drink," but he was not particularly unkind to him.
He was heedless, however, somewhat frivolous, and a frolicker of unrestrained temperament.Hania
- 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 frolicker
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.