rol·​lick ˈrä-lik How to pronounce rollick (audio)
rollicked; rollicking; rollicks

intransitive verb

: to move or behave in a carefree joyous manner : frolic
rollick noun

Examples of rollick in a Sentence

an educator who realized that children need to rollick as well as to study and learn
Recent Examples on the Web Half a Century of Laughter and Mayhem at The American Spectator — From Bobby Kennedy to Donald J. Trump, a rollicking new memoir that provides an entertaining, idiosyncratic take on how Washington -- and American culture -- has changed. John Fund, National Review, 26 Nov. 2023 South Korea’s democracy appears rollicking, but its news organizations have long suffered low public trust, as people viewed them as kowtowing to corporate interests and pandering to partisan bias. Choe Sang-Hun, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2023 And for anyone looking for a rollicking good eclipse time, Austin is sure to deliver with its live music and bar scene. Maya Silver, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Oct. 2023 The rollicking Coliseum crowd was not supposed to alter its cheers to boos, then jeers, then stunned silence. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2023 In a group interview at the theater, the producers outlined a passel of initiatives to entice audiences of all ages to the musical, a rollicking, 90-minute party under a glittering disco ball. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2023 Bloomberg reporter Zeke Faux’s rollicking Number Go Up: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise and Staggering Fall, which came out in September, is the far superior guide to understanding the FTX debacle and Bankman-Fried himself. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 5 Oct. 2023 Even at less rollicking venues — a book party, a Sept. 11 anniversary dinner, an intimate gathering at Mr. Giuliani’s own apartment — his consistent, conspicuous intoxication often startled his company. Maggie Haberman, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2023 That is, until a pair of rollicking test screenings saved it. William Earl, Variety, 28 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rollick was circa 1837

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“Rollick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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rol·​lick ˈräl-ik How to pronounce rollick (audio)
rollick noun
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