- to behave frivolously; trifle.
- to spend frivolously (usually followed by away): to frivol away one's time.
Origin of frivol
First recorded in 1865–70; back formation from frivolous
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Examples from the Web for frivol
We will even chatter and frivol, if Mr. Frohman will repeat the operation.
Then you wouldn't let me practice; you told me to frivol, I remember.The Four Corners Abroad
Amy Ella Blanchard
I was not put here in the world to frivol through a life of gross pleasure.Queed
Henry Sydnor Harrison
My capacity for frivol has died a violent death, and I feel all ‘out of the picture’ in a ballroom.A Question of Marriage
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Lamb would have understood him and laughed with him, for he loved to frivol and play the fool in the same vein.Famous Houses and Literary Shrines of London
A. St. John Adcock
- (intr) to behave frivolously; trifle
- (tr often foll by away) to waste on frivolous pursuits
C19: back formation from frivolous
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