rollicking

[ rol-i-king ]
/ ˈrɒl ɪ kɪŋ /

adjective

carefree and joyous: They had a rollicking good time.
swaggering; boisterous.

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Origin of rollicking

First recorded in 1805–15; rollick + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM rollicking

rol·lick·ing·ly, adverbrol·lick·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rollicking (1 of 2)

rollicking1
/ (ˈrɒlɪkɪŋ) /

adjective

boisterously carefree and swaggering

British Dictionary definitions for rollicking (2 of 2)

rollicking2
/ (ˈrɒlɪkɪŋ) /

noun

British informal a very severe telling-off; dressing-down

Word Origin for rollicking

C20: from rollick (vb) (in former sense: to be angry, make a fuss); perhaps influenced by bollocking
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