\ ˈfri-skē How to pronounce frisky (audio) \
friskier; friskiest

Definition of frisky

: inclined to frisk : playful frisky puppies also : lively a frisky performance

Other Words from frisky

friskily \ ˈfri-​skə-​lē How to pronounce frisky (audio) \ adverb
friskiness \ ˈfri-​skē-​nəs How to pronounce frisky (audio) \ noun

Examples of frisky in a Sentence

The kids were frisky after all that candy. a frisky kid who keeps the class in stitches with his jokes
Recent Examples on the Web Most recently, Morris has launched a personal shopping arm of @shes__underrated, offering up her discerning sense of style to clients searching for frisky vintage pieces. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 27 July 2022 The way unseeded Texas clinched its spot in the Women’s College World Series semifinals in Oklahoma City Sunday night imbued coach Mike White with a frisky energy. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 7 June 2022 Keerati Jinakunwiphat and Logan Hernandez, frisky like puppies, have the most uncomplicated fun of the whole bunch, frequently running offstage to, presumably, have another roll in the hay. Janine Parker,, 14 July 2022 Otherwise, anyone who wants to get frisky has to do so under a comforter while everyone else in the room reaches for noise-canceling headphones. Meredith Blakestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2022 On Sunday, Báez was also active on the bases, swiping two bases to spark a suddenly frisky Tigers offense, which scored seven runs for just the fifth time this season (in, sigh, 66 games). Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 20 June 2022 As long as the wetlands don’t disappear entirely, there’s reason to hope the frisky saltmarsh sparrow, with a hand from us, will find a way. Maddie Bender, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 May 2022 In the main room, scalloped with marble basins, there was a semblance of decorum, but in the side rooms, the men were young and frisky. New York Times, 12 May 2022 The eight-week-old puppies from NEADS World Class Service Dogs may look like average frisky Labrador retrievers, but these cuties have an important purpose. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of frisky

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

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“Frisky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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\ ˈfris-kē How to pronounce frisky (audio) \
friskier; friskiest

Kids Definition of frisky

: playful sense 1, lively frisky kittens

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