Origin of frisk
OTHER WORDS FROM friskfrisker, nounfrisk·ing·ly, adverbun·frisk·ing, adjective
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How to use frisk in a sentence
Among those, there were more than 90 instances where people lost money or cars, taken most often during traffic stops, frisks and home searches — even though there weren’t related drug convictions or drug charges.Massachusetts Police Can Easily Seize Your Money. The DA of One County Makes It Nearly Impossible to Get It Back.|by Saurabh Datar and Shannon Dooling, WBUR|August 18, 2021|ProPublica
Another issue was stop and frisk, which the police had been using to keep shootings down.Bronx Gunman Shot His Friend, Didn’t Spill His Drink|Michael Daly|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When being processed into solitary confinement, known as the Special Housing Unit, or SHU, the frisk is even more severe.
“We will reform a broken stop-and-frisk policy to protect the dignity and rights of young men of color,” he bellowed.
The reason was simple, stop-and-frisk was the high profile cause that grabbed headlines.Was it Justice or Politics that Killled the NYPD Muslim Spy Unit?|Azi Paybarah|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The official compared the change in intelligence strategy to the shift in “stop, question, and frisk” tactics in the street.NYPD Will Continue Spying in the Muslim Community With Undercovers, Informants|Michael Daly|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Tidy was foolish and proud, and, the next time he went out, he began to frisk about very gayly.
Would that we were like unto these ewe lambs, that we might frisk and gambol among them without evil.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile
When grandpa bought Oliver he carried him home between his knees in the carriage, while he drove Frisk, the pony.Toots and his Friends|Kate Tannatt Woods
Oh, what a fine view Jimmie had, but he didn't dare frisk around as Billie and Johnnie did, for he was a trifle dizzy.Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble|Howard R. Garis
Is not this like telling a sick man to get well, or a decrepit old creature to skip and frisk like a child?The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua|William Garden Blaikie
British Dictionary definitions for frisk
- to search (someone) by feeling for concealed weapons, etc
- to rob by searching in this way