of, relating to, or resembling a colt.
not trained or disciplined; unruly; wild.
- colt·ish·ly, adverb
- colt·ish·ness, noun
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How to use coltish in a sentence
He's four years old now, so he ought to get over those coltish ways.Beautiful Joe | Marshall Saunders
The Professor's coltish Daughter regained her adolescent poise, which was considerable.
"He may be dead or dying," the Professor's coltish Daughter suggested briskly.
"Maybe he's a shape-changer," the Professor's coltish Daughter said in a burst of evil fantasy.
Old Bess was rearing and plunging with a coltish animation quite inconsistent with the dignity of her twenty-three years.Peggy Raymond's Vacation | Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
British Dictionary definitions for coltish
playful and lively
- coltishly, adverb
- coltishness, noun
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