frisk


1frisk

verb \ˈfrisk\

: to pass your hands over (someone) to search for something that may be hidden in clothing

Full Definition of FRISK

intransitive verb
:  to leap, skip, or dance in a lively or playful way :  gambol
transitive verb
:  to search (a person) for something (as a concealed weapon) by running the hand rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets
frisk·er noun

Examples of FRISK

  1. <carefree kids laughing and frisking about in their backyard>

Origin of FRISK

obsolete frisk lively
First Known Use: 1519

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Rhymes with FRISK

2frisk

noun

Definition of FRISK

1
a archaic :  caper
b :  gambol, romp
c :  diversion
2
:  an act of frisking

Examples of FRISK

  1. <fondly remembers the summer before he started college as one long frisk>

First Known Use of FRISK

1525

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