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frivol

[friv-uh l]Informal.
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verb (used without object), friv·oled, friv·ol·ing or (especially British) friv·olled, friv·ol·ling.
  1. to behave frivolously; trifle.
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verb (used with object), friv·oled, friv·ol·ing or (especially British) friv·olled, friv·ol·ling.
  1. to spend frivolously (usually followed by away): to frivol away one's time.
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Origin of frivol

First recorded in 1865–70; back formation from frivolous
Related formsfriv·ol·er; especially British, friv·ol·ler, noun
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frivol

verb -ols, -olling or -olled or US -ols, -oling or -oled informal
  1. (intr) to behave frivolously; trifle
  2. (tr often foll by away) to waste on frivolous pursuits
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Derived Formsfrivoller or US frivoler, noun

Word Origin

C19: back formation from frivolous
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