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adjective, frisk·i·er, frisk·i·est.
  1. lively; frolicsome; playful.
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Origin of frisky

First recorded in 1515–25; frisk + -y1
Related formsfrisk·i·ly, adverbfrisk·i·ness, nounun·frisk·y, adjective
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Related Words for frisky

playful, jumpy, lively, active, antic, bouncy, dashing, frolicsome, high-spirited, kittenish, peppy, rollicking, spirited, sportive, wicked, zippy, coltish, gamesome, larkish, prankish

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British Dictionary definitions for frisky


adjective friskier or friskiest
  1. lively, high-spirited, or playful
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Derived Formsfriskily, adverbfriskiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for frisky


c.1500, from frisk "lively" + -y (2). Related: Friskiness.

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