knockabout


knock·about

adjective \ˈnäk-ə-ˌbat\

: noisy or rough often in a silly or amusing way

Full Definition of KNOCKABOUT

1
:  suitable for rough use <knockabout clothing>
2
a :  being noisy and rough :  boisterous <knockabout games>
b :  characterized by boisterous antics and often extravagant burlesque <knockabout comedy>
3
of a sailing vessel :  having a simplified rig marked by absence of bowsprit and topmast <a knockabout sloop>
knockabout noun

Examples of KNOCKABOUT

  1. He lived a knockabout life in the city.
  2. <a knockabout game of football in the mud>

First Known Use of KNOCKABOUT

1880

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