- 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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- (intr) to behave frivolously; trifle
- (tr often foll by away) to waste on frivolous pursuits
Word Origin for frivol
C19: back formation from frivolous
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