horseplay

[ hawrs-pley ]
/ ˈhɔrsˌpleɪ /

noun

rough or boisterous play or pranks.

Origin of horseplay

First recorded in 1580–90; horse + play

Related forms

horse·play·ful, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for horseplay

horseplay

/ (ˈhɔːsˌpleɪ) /

noun

rough, boisterous, or rowdy play
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