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Definition of rollicking

: boisterously carefree, joyful, or high-spirited a rollicking adventure film

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We had a rollicking good time. reunions with his friends from college were usually rollicking affairs
Recent Examples on the Web But would a rollicking rally, such as the one held for Strange ahead of his loss to Moore in 2017, do much good? al, "What Democratic wins in Louisiana and Kentucky could mean for Doug Jones in Alabama," 22 Nov. 2019 The late Pokey Allen’s teams played a rollicking brand of football and projected a sense of fun that invited fan participation. oregonlive, "What to do about Portland State football? Cutting the program isn’t as simple as it sounds: Issues & Answers," 12 Jan. 2020 Jordan Peele’s Us was a rollicking horror ride that revolved around an endlessly rewarding metaphor, an ambitious follow-up for a rising filmmaking star. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The 10 Best Films of 2019," 5 Dec. 2019 And now, as promised, enthusiasts for all kinds of extraterrestrial lore and a rollicking good time have descended on Rachel, Nevada for one of them. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "People Weren't Kidding About That Area 51 Raid and the Videos Are Fun Enough to Make Everyone a Believer," 20 Sep. 2019 The later years, in rehab, are not quite as effective or heartrending as the flashbacks, save for a rollicking opening montage showing Otis’ on and off-screen debauchery. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "Shia LaBeouf explores his childhood in ‘Honey Boy’," 26 Nov. 2019 The rest of the episode is a rollicking ride of each of their hazy perspectives and recollections, with a race to find witnesses who will give them accounts of what really happened that night. Cady Lang, Time, "The 20 Best Halloween TV Episodes of All Time," 3 Oct. 2019 Molina jumped on Kimbrel’s first pitch for his ninth homer, touching off a rollicking celebration in the Cardinals’ dugout., "‘‘First and second pitch of the inning, felt like I made two competitive pitches that I wanted to, and they went out,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s just frustrating. I mean that’s the only thing I can say.’’," 22 Sep. 2019 His marriages could seem like interruptions to Evans' rollicking bachelor life, around which legends grew. cleveland, "Robert Evans, Hollywood mogul of legendary bravado, dies at 89," 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of rollicking

1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rollicking was in 1811

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“Rollicking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rollicking

informal : enjoyable in a lively or noisy way

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