Definition of Frolic

1. Noun. Gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement. "Their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"




2. Verb. Play boisterously. "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
Exact synonyms: Cavort, Disport, Frisk, Gambol, Lark, Lark About, Rollick, Romp, Run Around, Skylark, Sport
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Gambol, Lark, Romp, Romper, Sport

Definition of Frolic

1. a. Full of levity; dancing, playing, or frisking about; full of pranks; frolicsome; gay; merry.

2. n. A wild prank; a flight of levity, or of gayety and mirth.

3. v. i. To play wild pranks; to play tricks of levity, mirth, and gayety; to indulge in frolicsome play; to sport.

Definition of Frolic

1. Adjective. (rare) Merry, joyous; later especially, frolicsome, sportive, full of playful mischief. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete rare) Free; liberal; bountiful; generous. ¹

3. Noun. Gaiety; merriment. ¹

4. Noun. A playful antic. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To romp; to behave playfully and uninhibitedly. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive archaic) To cause to be merry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frolic

1. to play and run about merrily [v -ICKED, -ICKING, -ICS] : FROLICKY [adj]

Medical Definition of Frolic

1. Full of levity; dancing, playing, or frisking about; full of pranks; frolicsome; gay; merry. "The frolic wind that breathes the spring." (Milton) "The gay, the frolic, and the loud." (Waller) Origin: D. Vroolijk; akin to G. Frolich, fr. Froh, OHG. Fr, Dan. Fro, OS. Frh, cf. Icel. Frr swift; all perh. Akin to Skr. Pru to spring up. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Frolic

frogmouths
frogs
frogs-bit
frogshell
frogskin
frogskins
frogspawn
frohawk
frohawks
frohbergite
froideur
froideurs
froise
froises
frolement
frolic (current term)
frolicful
frolick
frolicked
frolicker
frolickers
frolicking
frolickingly
frolicks
frolicksome
frolicksomely
frolicksomeness
frolicky
frolicly
frolics

Literary usage of Frolic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1896)
"They were part of a convoy of fourteen merchantmen on their way from Honduras to England under the protection of the eighteen- gun brig frolic, ..."

2. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"THE WASP'S frolic [October 18, 1812] "T WAS on board the sloop of war Wasp, boys, ... When the frolic came up to our view; Says Jones, 'Show the flag of our ..."

3. History of the Late War Between the United States and Great Britain by Henry Marie Brackenridge (1844)
"The Wasp captures the frolic. rous conduct of our heroic seamen has uniformly drawn forth, ... This was the capture of the brig frolic, of twenty-two guns, ..."

4. Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 by Alfred Thayer MAHAN (1905)
"These were part of a convoy which had left the Bay of Honduras September 12, on their way to England, under guard of the British brig of war "frolic," ..."

5. The Rise of Canada: From Barbarism to Wealth and Civilization by Charles Roger (1856)
"The frolic, on the night of the 17th of October, had been overtaken by a most violent gale of wind, in which she canned away her mainyard, lost her topsails ..."

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