- merry play; merriment; gaiety; fun.
- a merrymaking or party.
- playful behavior or action; prank.
- to gambol merrily; to play in a frisky, light-spirited manner; romp: The children were frolicking in the snow.
- to have fun; engage in merrymaking; play merry pranks.
- merry; full of fun.
Origin of frolic
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Related Words for frolickedcavort, gambol, caper, carouse, play, rollick, riot, romp, revel, prance, frisk, lark, spree, sport
Examples from the Web for frolicked
Historical Examples of frolicked
We frolicked for a week or more and were the highest larks you ever saw.The Story of the Outlaw
He gambled, drank, or frolicked around, according to the desire of the moment.The Fighting Edge
William MacLeod Raine
The two children and the three dogs ran and frolicked in the rear.Battling the Clouds
Captain Frank Cobb
When he had gone, Benny frolicked around noisily with the dog.The Box-Car Children
Gertrude Chandler Warner
Heretofore I had either ignored them or frolicked with them.Our Next-Door Neighbors
Belle Kanaris Maniates
- a light-hearted entertainment or occasion
- light-hearted activity; gaiety; merriment
- (intr) to caper about; act or behave playfully
- archaic, or literary full of merriment or fun
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.