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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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Related Words for frivoling

blow, misuse, expend, waste, lavish, misspend, squander, dissipate, idling, delay, loafing, trifling, poking, procrastination, toying, trifle, consume, spend, scatter, frivol

British Dictionary definitions for frivoling

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 for frivol

C19: back formation from frivolous
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