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frivol

play
verb friv·ol \ˈfri-vəl\

Definition of frivol

frivoled

or

frivolled

frivoling

or

frivolling

play \-vəl-iŋ, -və-liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act frivolously :  trifle

frivoler

or

frivoller

play \-və-lər\ noun


Examples of frivol in a sentence

  1. <my friends warned me not to frivol with that guy, as he was likely to take me seriously>



Origin and Etymology of frivol

back-formation from frivolous


First Known Use: 1866

Rhymes with frivol


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