frolic

[frol-ik]
noun
1.
merry play; merriment; gaiety; fun.
2.
a merrymaking or party.
3.
playful behavior or action; prank.
verb (used without object), frolicked, frolicking.
4.
to gambol merrily; to play in a frisky, light-spirited manner; romp: The children were frolicking in the snow.
5.
to have fun; engage in merrymaking; play merry pranks.
adjective
6.
merry; full of fun.

Origin:
1530–40; < Dutch vrolijk joyful (cognate with German fröhlich), equivalent to vro glad + -lijk -ly

frolicker, noun


4. sport, revel.
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frolic (ˈfrɒlɪk)
 
n
1.  a light-hearted entertainment or occasion
2.  light-hearted activity; gaiety; merriment
 
vb , -ics, -icking, -icked
3.  (intr) to caper about; act or behave playfully
 
adj
4.  archaic, literary or full of merriment or fun
 
[C16: from Dutch vrolijk, from Middle Dutch vro happy, glad; related to Old High German frō happy]
 
'frolicker
 
n

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frolic
1530s, as an adj., from M.Du. vrolyc (adj.) "happy," from vro- "merry, glad," + lyc "like." Cognate of Ger. fröhlich "happy." The verb is first attested 1580s. Related: Frolicked; frolicking.
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Frolic definition


A Prolog system in Common Lisp.
(ftp://ftp.cs.utah.edu/pub/frolic.tar.Z).
(1991-11-23)
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Example sentences
Yet they have more lilt and frolic in them than if they had been written last
  year.
Their freshman frolic has given way to daunting challenges.
The restless spirits were left behind to frolic in their haunted oasis.
Rats are finding it to be the perfect spot to frolic.
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