fro-licker

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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