frisky

[ fris-kee ]
/ ˈfrɪs ki /

adjective, frisk·i·er, frisk·i·est.

lively; frolicsome; playful.

Nearby words

  1. frisian,
  2. frisian carving,
  3. frisian islands,
  4. frisk,
  5. frisket,
  6. frisson,
  7. frist,
  8. frisé,
  9. frisée,
  10. frit

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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British Dictionary definitions for frisky

frisky

/ (ˈfrɪskɪ) /

adjective friskier or friskiest

lively, high-spirited, or playful
Derived Formsfriskily, adverbfriskiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for frisky

frisky

adj.

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

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