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coltish

[kohl-tish] /ˈkoʊl tɪʃ/
adjective
1.
playful; frolicsome.
2.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a colt.
3.
not trained or disciplined; unruly; wild.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English. See colt, -ish1
Related forms
coltishly, adverb
coltishness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for coltishly

coltish

/ˈkəʊltɪʃ/
adjective
1.
inexperienced; unruly
2.
playful and lively
Derived Forms
coltishly, adverb
coltishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for coltishly
coltish
late 14c., "wild, frisky," also in early use "lustful, lewd," from colt (q.v.). Lit. sense of "pertaining to a colt" is recorded from 1540s.
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