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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Definitions for frivol

  1. to behave frivolously; trifle.
  2. to spend frivolously (usually followed by away): to frivol away one's time.

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Citations for frivol
Why waste time with costly courtship? Why frivol? Why fuss? Robert William Chambers, The Green Mouse, 1910
My friend kept his countenance admirably; and well he might, for five minutes later we arrived, always by the purest of chances, at a place where we could play cards, and also frivol with Louisiana State Lottery tickets. Rudyard Kipling, From Sea to Sea, 1889
Origin of frivol
1865-1870
Frivol is a back formation of the word frivolous which arose in the 1860s. Frivolous comes from the Latin word frīvolus meaning "worthless."