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[fris-kee] /ˈfrɪs ki/
adjective, friskier, friskiest.
lively; frolicsome; playful.
Origin of frisky
1515-25; frisk + -y1
Related forms
friskily, adverb
friskiness, noun
unfrisky, adjective Unabridged
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  • Wale's verses spoke to a frisky formalism, studded with internal rhymes and winking pop-culture references.
  • He finds somewhere else to be, or he stays inside his house, with its many framed prints of trim little ships atop frisky seas.
  • Even the frisky anemones seemed to jump out in the screen.
  • He is a fierce dramatic firebrand trying to be a frisky scamp.
  • frisky thumbs aren't the only legacy of the latest round of design innovations.
  • Fortunately, her writing is also frisky enough to put these talents in perspective.
  • Horses are stalwart and frisky, powerful and gentle, and balance a lot of weight on perilously thin legs.
  • Many frisky horses were on the line traveled, but none of the animals was disquieted by the appearance of the machines.
  • White perch are feeling frisky and will go for minnows, small spinners and night crawlers.
British Dictionary definitions for frisky


adjective friskier, friskiest
lively, high-spirited, or playful
Derived Forms
friskily, adverb
friskiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for frisky

c.1500, from frisk "lively" + -y (2). Related: Friskiness.

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