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Friday, September 07, 2012

Definitions for rollick

  1. To move or act in a carefree, frolicsome manner; behave in a free, hearty, gay, or jovial way.

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Citations for rollick
Also in old, jolly fishwives, squatted under arches, obscene old women, how deeply they laugh and shake and rollick, when they walk, from side to side, hum, ha! Virginia Woolf, "The String Quartet," Monday or Tuesday: Eight Stories
A deeper ripple of mirth this time and Bronzini was sad for the boy, skinny Alfonse, but did not rebuke them, kept talking, talked over the momentary rollick—skinny sorry Alfonse, grape-stained with tragic acne. Don DeLillo, Underworld
Origin of rollick
Rollick is a portmanteau of "frolic" and "romp." It arose in the 1820s.