Definition of Coltish

1. Adjective. Given to merry frolicking. "Frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes"

Exact synonyms: Frolicky, Frolicsome, Rollicking, Sportive
Similar to: Playful
Derivative terms: Frolicsomeness, Sportiveness



Definition of Coltish

1. a. Like a colt; wanton; frisky.

Definition of Coltish

1. Adjective. Lively and playful; frisky. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coltish

1. colt [adj] - See also: colt

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coltish

colpus
colquiriite
cols
colstaff
colstaves
colt
colt over the fence
coltan
coltans
colted
colter
colters
colthood
colting
coltish (current term)
coltishly
coltishness
coltishnesses
coltivirus
colts
coltsfeet
coltsfoot
coltsfoots
coltwood
coltwoods
colubrid
colubrid snake
colubridae
colubrids

Literary usage of Coltish

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1. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: To by John Walker (1806)
"—no, move, nor, pot ;—tube, tub, coltish, kolt'ish. a. Wanton. COLUMBINE, kól'im-bine. s. (148). A plant with leaves like the meadow-rue ; the name ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"Romping, boisterous, frolicsome. Of women, implies romping with men. Her's a rough gurt coltish piece, way a Hy ! vor everybody. ..."

3. The Diary of Master William Silence: A Study of Shakespeare & of Elizabethan by Dodgson Hamilton Madden (1897)
"Thus Chaucer, of old January, ' He was al coltish, ... Prince Hal's coltish humours suggest to his father the ..."

4. St. Nicholas Book of Plays & Operettas (1900)
"I 'm coltish to-night. SmT. coltish? What mean'st thou? JESTER. Why, a little hoarse. An it please you ask Master Rivers to sing. ..."

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