verb (used without object), frol·icked, frol·ick·ing.
Origin of frolic
Examples from the Web for frolicking
Key actions: Spinning and spinning; frolicking; falling down.So You Are Enduring a Temporarily Paralyzing Winter Storm|Kelly Williams Brown|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Watching them frolicking on Cape Cod with their cousins, I sometimes assumed they must be immune to such feelings.
He dared reporters to chase him when he was rumored to be frolicking with a paid party girl, Donna Rice.
Falling of the grid and frolicking in some fields sounds pretty good right now.
Next thing you know she's spotted with Orlando Bloom frolicking around the enchanted wood.
Up went our sportsmen on to their horses, and forth came the hounds wriggling and frolicking with joy.Ask Momma|R. S. Surtees
Then he gave a few days to the seashore, where none enjoyed the bathing, the boating, and frolicking more than he.Brave Tom|Edward S. Ellis
There, in the path, were two leopards, boxing and frolicking in play.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
Do you suppose that Brush and his family spent the whole of the summer in frolicking and feasting?The Squirrels and other animals|George E. Waring
The same thing happens every day between severe, bony wives and their florid, frolicking husbands.How to Analyze People on Sight|Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
British Dictionary definitions for frolicking
verb -ics, -icking or -icked
Word Origin for frolic
Word Origin and History for frolicking
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.