/ˈrɒl ɪ kɪŋ/
carefree and joyous:
They had a rollicking good time.
jolly, hearty, merry, gay, exuberant.
verb (used without object)
to move or act in a carefree, frolicsome manner; behave in a free, hearty, gay, or jovial way.
) to behave in a carefree, frolicsome, or boisterous manner
a boisterous or carefree escapade or event
[C19: of Scottish dialect origin, probably from
boisterously carefree and swaggering
) a very severe telling-off; dressing-down
(vb) (in former sense: to be angry, make a fuss); perhaps influenced by
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It is in the early days of rollicking boyhood that the revelation first bursts upon one, all in a day, as it were.
Whimsically illustrated, this is a rollicking good laugh as well as an excellent source of information on dinosaurs of all kinds.
Among historians of science, that's what is known as a rollicking and auspicious start.
It is in the early days of rollicking boyhood that the revelation first burst upon one, all in a day, as it were.
He exerted that influence thanks not to his ideas but almost entirely to his beguiling style, at once rollicking and astringent.
One month might see them in a rollicking adventure story and then see them in a heart-breaking tragedy three months down the line.
The whole rollicking adventure zips along a mile a minute.
There are plenty of party boats plying the waters, popular with singles looking for a nonstop, rollicking fun.
We were rollicking in those sublime early days of marriage when life seems about as good as life can get.
The event was portrayed as some sort of rollicking pizza party.
We had a superb dinner, matched only by the rollicking conversation.
There's always a rollicking variety of family fun and a trunk full of surprises at every performance.
The latter is a rollicking tale of eco-terrorism against unfettered development of the wilderness.
The rollicking discussion was vigorous, probing, and great fun.