adjective Date: 1811 boisterously carefree, joyful, or high-spirited <
a rollicking adventure film

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  • rollicking — Ⅰ. rollicking [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ exuberantly lively and amusing. ORIGIN perhaps a blend of ROMP(Cf. ↑romp) and FROLIC(Cf. ↑frolicker). Ⅱ. rollicking [2] …   English terms dictionary

  • rollicking — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rollicking — 1811, adjectival use of prp. of rollick to frolic, sport (though this does not appear in print until 1826), which is perhaps a blend of ROLL (Cf. roll) (v.) and FROLIC (Cf. frolic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rollicking — [adj] fun loving, lively antic, boisterous, carefree, cavorting, cheerful, devil maycare*, exuberant, frisky, frolicsome, glad, happy, hearty, jaunty, jovial, joyful, joyous, lighthearted, merry, playful, rip roaring*, romping, spirited, sportive …   New thesaurus

  • rollicking — [[t]rɒ̱lɪkɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n A rollicking occasion is cheerful and usually noisy. A rollicking book or film is entertaining and enjoyable, and not very serious. The fourth volume of Tony Benn s diaries is a rollicking read, like the others.… …   English dictionary

  • Rollicking — Rollic Rol lic (r[o^]l l[i^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rollicked} ( l[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rollicking}.] [Corrupt. fr. frolic, under the influence of roll.] To move or play in a careless, swaggering manner, with a frolicsome air; to frolic; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rollicking — rol|lick|ing1 [ˈrɔlıkıŋ US ˈra: ] adj [only before noun] old fashioned [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: rollick to have noisy fun (19 20 centuries), perhaps from romp + frolic] noisy and cheerful ▪ a rollicking song rollicking 2 rollicking2 n give sb a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rollicking — 1 adjective (only before noun) old fashioned noisy and cheerful: a rollicking song 2 noun give sb a rollicking BrE informal to criticize someone angrily for something they have done …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rollicking — Noun. A reprimand , a telling off. E.g. She gave him a good rollicking but he still carried on. Adj./Adv. Extremely, used as an intensifier. E.g. We had a rollicking good time at the party …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • rollicking — I UK [ˈrɒlɪkɪŋ] / US [ˈrɑlɪkɪŋ] adjective [only before noun] loud, enjoyable, and full of energy a rollicking party II UK [ˈrɒlɪkɪŋ] / US [ˈrɑlɪkɪŋ] noun give someone a (good) rollicking British informal to speak very angrily to someone because… …   English dictionary

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