frolicsome

[ frol-ik-suh m ]
/ ˈfrɒl ɪk səm /

adjective

merrily playful; full of fun.

Nearby words

  1. frohman, charles,
  2. froideur,
  3. froissart,
  4. froissart, jean,
  5. frolic,
  6. from,
  7. from bad to worse,
  8. from first to last,
  9. from hand to hand,
  10. from hand to mouth

Origin of frolicsome

First recorded in 1690–1700; frolic + -some1

Related formsfrol·ic·some·ly, adverbfrol·ic·some·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for frolicsome

frolicsome

frolicky

/ (ˈfrɒlɪksəm) /

adjective

given to frolicking; merry and playful
Derived Formsfrolicsomely, adverbfrolicsomeness, noun

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Word Origin and History for frolicsome

frolicsome

adj.

1690s, from frolic + -some (1).

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