verb (used without object), frol·icked, frol·ick·ing.
- frohman, charles,
- froissart, jean,
- from bad to worse,
- from first to last,
- from hand to hand
Origin of frolic
Examples from the Web for frolic
But Iran may yet frolic around in this gap between the U.S. and Israeli positions.
From out of nowhere, about ten young men came to frolic in the water too, unnecessarily close to us.A Nation of Onlookers: India’s Violence Against Women and America’s Guns|Dilip D’Souza|December 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And, increasingly, it sounds as though the woman he chose to frolic with is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
The way you pranced and frolic around, dressed in so called Native American attire, is a mockery of our way of life and culture.The Uproar Over No Doubt’s Native American Video Gaffe|Tricia Romano|November 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I say, Transom, John Canoeing still—always some frolic in the wind.Tom Cringle's Log|Michael Scott
When they are together and the doors are closed, how they must frolic with our weakness!Hints to Pilgrims|Charles Stephen Brooks
They made a frolic out of everything they did and were continually thinking up new and amazing games to play.The Camp Fire Girls at Onoway House|Hildegard G. Frey
When the men got tired of work and wanted a frolic, they had a grand wolf-hunt.The Beginner's American History|D. H. Montgomery
But these matters have no value save as a field wherein Thought, like a wise lamb, may frolic merrily.The Crock of Gold|James Stephens
verb -ics, -icking or -icked
Word Origin for frolic
1530s, as an adjective, "joyous, merry," from Middle Dutch vrolyc (adj.) "happy," from vro- "merry, glad," + lyc "like." Cognate with German fröhlich "happy." The stem is cognate with Old Norse frar "swift," Middle English frow "hasty," from PIE *preu- (see frog (n.1)), giving the whole an etymological sense akin to "jumping for joy." The verb is first attested 1580s. Related: Frolicked; frolicking. As a noun, from 1610s.