coltishly

coltish

[kohl-tish]
adjective
1.
playful; frolicsome.
2.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a colt.
3.
not trained or disciplined; unruly; wild.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English. See colt, -ish1

coltishly, adverb
coltishness, noun
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coltish (ˈkəʊltɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  inexperienced; unruly
2.  playful and lively
 
'coltishly
 
adv
 
'coltishness
 
n

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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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