frolic
I. adjective Etymology: Dutch vroolijk, from Middle Dutch vrolijc, from vro happy; akin to Old High German frō happy Date: 1538 full of fun ; merry II. intransitive verb (frolicked; frolicking) Date: 1593 1. to amuse oneself ; make merry 2. to play and run about happily ; rompfrolicker noun III. noun Date: 1616 1. a playful or mischievous action 2. a. an occasion or scene of fun ; party b. fun, merriment

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  • Frolic — may refer to: * Frolic (law), a concept in tort law * Frolic (Anneli Dreker album), a 2005 solo album by Anneli Drecker of Bel Canto * HMS Frolic , one of several ships of the British Royal Navy * USS Frolic , one of several ships of the United… …   Wikipedia

  • frolic — I noun amusement, antic, caper, carousal, drollery, entertainment, escapade, fun, gaiety, gambol, jocoseness, jollity, joviality, lark, merriment, merrymaking, mirth, play, pleasantry, recreation, rollick, romp, vagary associated concepts: detour …   Law dictionary

  • Frolic — 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frolic — 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. [1913 Webster] Hither, come hither, and frolic and play. Tennyson …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frolic — Frol ic, n. 1. A wild prank; a flight of levity, or of gayety and mirth. [1913 Webster] He would be at his frolic once again. Roscommon. [1913 Webster] 2. A scene of gayety and mirth, as in lively play, or in dancing; a merrymaking. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frolic — bezeichnet eine Tierfuttermarke der Mars Incorporated ein Album der Sängerin Anneli Drecker als HMS Frolic mehrere Schiffe der britischen Royal Navy Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unters …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • frolic — n. m. (Acadie) Grande fête collective. Le frolic acadien de Moncton …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • frolic — vb *play, sport, disport, rollick, romp, gambol frolic n play, sport, disport, rollick, romp, gambol (see under PLAY vb) Analogous words: *fun, jest, game, play, sport: caper, *prank, antic, monkeyshine, dido: levity, tightness, frivolity …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • frolic — [n] amusement, revel antic, drollery, escapade, fun, fun and games*, gaiety, gambol, game, high jinks*, joke, joviality, lark, merriment, monkeyshines*, play, prank, romp, shenanigan*, skylarking*, sport, spree, tomfoolery*, trick; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • frolic — 1530s, as an adj., joyous, merry, from M.Du. vrolyc (adj.) happy, from vro merry, glad, + lyc like. Cognate of Ger. fröhlich happy. The stem is cognate with O.N. frar swift, M.E. frow hasty, from PIE *preu (see FROG …   Etymology dictionary

  • frolic — verb has inflected forms frolicked, frolicking …   Modern English usage

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