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frolic

play
adjective frol·ic \ˈfrä-lik\

Definition of frolic

  1. :  full of fun :  merry



Examples of frolic in a sentence

  1. <the frolic atmosphere that envelops New Orleans during Mardi Gras>



Origin of frolic

Dutch vroolijk, from Middle Dutch vrolijc, from vro happy; akin to Old High German frō happy


First Known Use: 1538

Rhymes with frolic


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frolic

verb, frol·ic

Simple Definition of frolic

  • : to play and move about happily

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of frolic

frolickedfrolicking

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to amuse oneself :  make merry

  3. 2 :  to play and run about happily :  romp

frolicker noun

Examples of frolic in a sentence

  1. We watched the seals as they frolicked in the harbor.

  2. children frolicking in the yard



Did You Know?

Frolic is a playful word with a happy history. It traces back to the Dutch word vroolijk ("merry"), which in turn evolved from a Middle Dutch combination of "vro" ("happy") and the adjectival suffix -lijc ("-ly"). "Vro" is related to Old Frisian and Old High German fro, which also means "happy." (It is also a distant relative of Old English "frogga," from which Modern English derived "frog.") When "frolic" first entered English it was used as an adjective meaning "merry" or "full of fun." Today it can also be a noun, as in "an evening of fun and frolic."

1593

First Known Use of frolic

1593


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frolic

noun frol·ic

Simple Definition of frolic

  • : an enjoyable time or activity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of frolic

  1. 1 :  a playful or mischievous action

  2. 2 a :  an occasion or scene of fun :  party b :  fun, merriment

Examples of frolic in a sentence

  1. We went out for a frolic in the sun.

  2. an evening of fun and frolic



1616

First Known Use of frolic

1616


FROLIC Defined for Kids

1

frolic

play
verb frol·ic \ˈfrä-lik\

Definition of frolic for Students

frolickedfrolicking

  1. :  to play about happily :  romp <The dog frolicked in the snow.>




2

frolic

play
noun frol·ic

Definition of frolic for Students

  1. :  1fun 1





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