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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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 Lured by its lively reputation, tourists like to pile into the Kitzloch bar for rollicking music and filling Teutonic food after a long day hitting the slopes in the Austrian Alps. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, "‘Après-ski is a virus spewer’: Health officials shut down this Austrian Alps village over coronavirus fears," 28 Mar. 2020 Brad Paisley kicks things off with his first variety special, a rollicking romp through comedy, song and the wild streets of Nashville. Nancy Kruh,, "It's Twice the Country Fun: Brad Paisley's First TV Special and 'CMA Country Christmas' Air Back to Back Tonight," 3 Dec. 2019 There are no rollicking, fun-time tracks on Ghosteen. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Nick Cave And the Bad Seeds Share Heartbreaking New Album 'Ghosteen': Stream It Now," 4 Oct. 2019 In the spare, rollicking adaptation by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, Flanagan narrated the events of the Trojan War, playing some 54 characters, from the fearsome Greek warrior Achilles to his nemesis, Hector, a prince of Troy. Andrea Simakis, cleveland, "Power pairs, such as ‘Rastus and Hattie’ and ‘Tiny Houses,’ were the talk of the stage this season: Year in Review 2019," 28 Dec. 2019 Restaurants and bars were open, and people sat together at tables, somehow rollicking with laughter. Washington Post, "Parenting in the age of ‘eco-anxiety’: Wildfire fears, and a deeper dread," 5 Dec. 2019 First came the novel The Nuclear Age, a rollicking book about one man and family’s attempts to reconcile everyday life with The Bomb. Matt Gallagher, Time, "The Things They Carried Author Tim O'Brien Returns to Contemplate Fatherhood and America at War," 10 Oct. 2019 The rest of Jung’s incisive, rollicking profile situates Bong’s identity in contemporary culture as both vital and iconoclastic. Longreads, "Longreads Best of 2019: Profiles," 18 Dec. 2019 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

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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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“Rollick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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