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

Definition of rollick

intransitive verb

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

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Other Words from rollick

rollick noun

Examples of rollick in a Sentence

an educator who realized that children need to rollick as well as to study and learn

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Salvini holds rollicking rallies and talks about putting Italy first. Washington Post, "The White House’s next foreign visitor: Matteo Salvini, the closest thing Western Europe has to Trump," 15 June 2019 Manicured lawns surround rollicking waters that burble under footbridges. Ray Chavez, The Mercury News, "For Catholic quinceañeras, Oakland’s Mormon temple is place to be," 17 June 2019 Opened last October, this 8,600-square-foot museum is stuffed with surf memorabilia, including historical photos, vintage surfboards and shortboards, and archival photos showing South Florida’s rollicking surf culture of the 1960s and ’70s. Phillip Valys,, "Warehouse District: How West Palm Beach’s newest nightlife village found suds, spirits and ‘soul’," 6 June 2019 There have been several popular biographies—most recently Janet Gleeson’s The Moneymaker (1999)—that are rollicking reads, but all suffer from a tendency to conflate fact with legend. Edward Chancellor, The New York Review of Books, "The Man Who Invented Money," 18 Apr. 2019 The book is by turns rollicking and reflective, sober and score-settling. New York Times, "I, Sy: Seymour Hersh’s Memoir of a Life Making the Mighty Sweat," 3 June 2018 Hear a chamber collective perform rollicking Brahms paired with Anna Clyne’s calmly devastating elegy for her mother, and then an all-Vivaldi program, in this summer’s free series. The New Yorker, "In Central Park, Naumburg Orchestral Concerts Are a Gift to the City," 13 July 2018 This is also one sure sign the event is usually rollicking good entertainment. Ron Kroichick,, "Stephen Curry, Mark Mulder and celebrity wagers highlight celebrity tournament," 12 July 2018 But these are not simply—or only—family dramas; O’Connor turns each narrative into a simultaneously rollicking and searing parable about salvation, redemption, the power of grace and the mysterious workings of God. Francine Prose, WSJ, "Five Best: Francine Prose on Family Troubles," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of rollick

circa 1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rollick

origin unknown

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The first known use of rollick was circa 1837

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