Frolicsomeness
Frolicsome Frol"ic*some, a. Full of gayety and mirth; given to pranks; sportive. [1913 Webster]

Old England, who takes a frolicsome brain fever once every two or three years, for the benefit of her doctors. --Sir W. Scott. -- {Frol"ic*some*ly}, adv. -- {Frol"ic*some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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