Definitions for: Frolic


[n] gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
[v] play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the palyroom"



Webster (1913) Definition: Frol"ic (fr[o^]l"[i^]k), a. [D. vroolijk; akin to G.
fr["o]lich, fr. froh, OHG. fr[=o], Dan. fro, OS. fr[=a]h, cf.
Icel. fr[=a]r swift; all perh. akin to Skr. pru to spring
up.]
Full of levity; dancing, playing, or frisking about; full of
pranks; frolicsome; gay; merry.

The frolic wind that breathes the spring. --Milton.

The gay, the frolic, and the loud. --Waller.


Frol"ic, n.
1. A wild prank; a flight of levity, or of gayety and mirth.

He would be at his frolic once again. --Roscommon.

2. A scene of gayety and mirth, as in lively play, or in
dancing; a merrymaking.


Frol"ic, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Frolicked; p. pr. & vb.
n. Frolicking.]
To play wild pranks; to play tricks of levity, mirth, and
gayety; to indulge in frolicsome play; to sport.

Hither, come hither, and frolic and play. --Tennyson.

Synonyms: caper, cavort, disport, frisk, gambol, gambol, lark, lark about, play, rollick, romp, romp, run around, skylark, sport

See Also: coquetry, dalliance, diversion, flirt, flirtation, flirting, folly, foolery, horseplay, indulgence, play, recreation, teasing, tomfoolery, toying, word play

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