Horseplay
Horseplay Horse"play`, n. Rude, boisterous play. [1913 Webster]

Too much given to horseplay in his raillery. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • horseplay — (n.) rough, excessive play, 1580s, from HORSE (Cf. horse) (n.) with its associations of strong, coarse + PLAY (Cf. play) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • horseplay — [n] rough play antics, buffoonery, capers, clowning, fooling around, fun and games, hijinks, misbehavior, pranks, roughhousing, rowdiness, shenanigans, tomfoolery; concept 386 …   New thesaurus

  • horseplay — ► NOUN ▪ rough, boisterous play …   English terms dictionary

  • horseplay — [hôrs′plā΄] n. rough, boisterous fun …   English World dictionary

  • horseplay — [[t]hɔ͟ː(r)spleɪ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Horseplay is rough play in which people push and hit each other, or behave in a silly way. [OLD FASHIONED] ...the childish splashing and horseplay Mark indulged in …   English dictionary

  • horseplay — {n.} Rough, practical joking. * /The newlyweds couldn t get a wink of sleep all night because there was a lot of yelling and screaming outside of their window the usual horseplay./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • horseplay — {n.} Rough, practical joking. * /The newlyweds couldn t get a wink of sleep all night because there was a lot of yelling and screaming outside of their window the usual horseplay./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • horseplay — 1. noun Rough or rowdy play that can often result in unintentional physical harm. Syn: roughhousing 2. verb To engage in horseplay …   Wiktionary

  • horseplay — noun Rough, practical joking. The newlyweds couldn t get a wink of sleep all night because there was a lot of yelling and screaming outside of their window the usual horseplay …   Словарь американских идиом

  • horseplay — just having fun, fooling around    Don t worry. The boys aren t fighting. It s just horseplay …   English idioms

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