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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Example sentences
They also frolicked underwater to the delight of eager guests peering from the
  submarine portholes.
Oil and chemical slicks in the surf where vacationers once frolicked.
The dragon who lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist was a
  peaceful, playful, friendly and gentle creature.
As campers frolicked, a witch's brew began to develop in the atmosphere.
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