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rollick

[rol-ik]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to move or act in a carefree, frolicsome manner; behave in a free, hearty, lively, or jovial way.
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Origin of rollick

1820–30; blend of romp and frolic
Related formsrol·lick·er, noun
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Related Words for rollick

roughhouse, revel, play, frolic, cavort

Examples from the Web for rollick

Historical Examples of rollick

  • No more peace—no more quiet—no more sing and rollick till he get Miriam!

    Lords of the North

    A. C. Laut

  • One cannot be expected to rollick when one is being gnawed with remorse!

  • Perhaps I am—I must prove to her that it is possible to rollick with refinement.

  • She loved to rollick; persiflage was her natural expression at home.

    Modern Essays

    John Macy

  • Humour may rollick on high planes of fantasy or in depths of silliness.

    And Even Now

    Max Beerbohm


British Dictionary definitions for rollick

rollick

verb
  1. (intr) to behave in a carefree, frolicsome, or boisterous manner
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noun
  1. a boisterous or carefree escapade or event
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Word Origin for rollick

C19: of Scottish dialect origin, probably from romp + frolic
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