horseplay

noun horse·play \ ˈhȯrs-ˌplā \
|Updated on: 17 May 2018

Definition of horseplay

: rough or boisterous play

Examples of horseplay in a Sentence

  1. The lamp got broken when the kids were engaging in a little horseplay.

  2. when he saw us spraying each other with the hose instead of washing the car, Dad yelled, “Cut out the horseplay!”

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HORSEPLAY Defined for English Language Learners

horseplay

Definition of horseplay for English Language Learners

  • : rough or loud play : energetic and noisy playful activity


HORSEPLAY Defined for Kids

horseplay

noun horse·play \ ˈhȯrs-ˌplā \

Definition of horseplay for Students

: rough play


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