frolicsome

[frol-ik-suh m]
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Origin of frolicsome

First recorded in 1690–1700; frolic + -some1
Related formsfrol·ic·some·ly, adverbfrol·ic·some·ness, noun
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frolicsome

frolicky

adjective
  1. given to frolicking; merry and playful
Derived Formsfrolicsomely, adverbfrolicsomeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for frolicsome
adj.

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

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