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
Recent Examples on the Web His marriages could seem like interruptions to Mr. Evans’s rollicking bachelor life, around which legends grew. Paul Brownfield, Washington Post, "Robert Evans, Hollywood mogul of legendary bravado, dies at 89," 28 Oct. 2019 Pastor Jules Mulindwa runs a rollicking Congolese megachurch complete with flashing lights and a live band. Nick Turse, Time, "How This Pastor of a Megachurch Is Fueling Ebola Conspiracy Theories," 18 Oct. 2019 That rollicking rampage will have to rollick in the spring, then. Wired, "Congress Is Pretty Peeved That Blizzard Suspended Blitzchung," 25 Oct. 2019 There’s a blend of rollicking laughter and heavy sadness, given the events of recent years. Ron Kroichick,, "A’s reunion celebrates ’89 title, mourns Bob Welch, Dave Henderson, Tony Phillips," 23 Aug. 2019 The latter sparked a rollicking all-star jam session featuring Hancock, his band and the evening’s special guests. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Herbie Hancock Brings Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin & More to Hollywood Bowl," 22 Aug. 2019 Conway has no compunction about buttonholing strangers and serving them a rollicking riff on his many obsessions. Quanta Magazine, "A Life in Games," 28 Aug. 2015 Directed by Tori Tolentino, with movement direction by Dallas Tolentino, the show boasts a smidgen of pleasant kinetic physicality: a rollicking celebration by rum-swigging sailors, for instance. Celia Wren, Washington Post, "Jane Hawkins takes center stage in Synetic’s reimagined ‘Treasure Island’," 24 July 2019 Indeed, smuggled inside Riley’s rollicking mashup of surrealism and sci-fi is a cutting critique of race and class. The New York Review of Books, "Namwali Serpell," 2 Mar. 2019

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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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6 Dec 2019

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“Rollick.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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