colt·​ish | \ ˈkōl-tish How to pronounce coltish (audio) \

Definition of coltish

1a : not subjected to discipline
b : frisky, playful coltish antics
2 : of, relating to, or resembling a colt coltish legs

Other Words from coltish

coltishly adverb
coltishness noun

Examples of coltish in a Sentence

off camera the actor is high-spiritedly coltish, but turns serious once the camera starts rolling
Recent Examples on the Web By starring in her own film, Lindon makes her own youth apparent as an artist, as well as the youth of her character, who remains coltish and childlike. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2021 In the role of the young Diana, Corrin is effortlessly perfect, conveying Diana’s memorable physical qualities, including her coltish grace and head-down/eyes-up stance, along with a vivid blend of vulnerability and cunning. oregonlive, 10 Nov. 2020 Ramirez muttered and sighed as the teens, with their baby faces and coltish bodies, bumbled a run-through. Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times, 20 Aug. 2019 Such is the case with our guest, the McLaren 600LT Spider ($306,000, as tested), the open-air version of the British speed shop’s coltish club racer. Dan Neil, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2019 Harrison Coll, a corps dancer who made his debut as Romeo on Tuesday, is endearingly impulsive and coltish. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2018 On a bare-bones stage with the moodiest of lighting, her band little more than silhouettes, Lorde gestured and danced with a coltish awkwardness that contrasted with the maturity in her big, confident yet confiding voice. Greg Kot,, 28 Mar. 2018 Willie Wise, the son of a Souderton obstetrician, was a coltish 15-year-old in the middle of a growth spurt. Craig R. Mccoy / Staff Writer,, 12 July 2017 The two Jones families find plenty of occasions to interact, resulting in some mild flirting between Jennifer and her new neighbor John and perhaps something more carnal between the coltish Pony and the lumbering Bob. Robert W. Butler,, 28 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of coltish

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Coltish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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