AskDefine | Define frolic

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frolic n : gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly" [syn: play, romp, gambol, caper] v : play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom" [syn: lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about] [also: frolicking, frolicked]

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From vrolijk, or from fröhlich, frohlocken.


  • a RP /ˈfɹɒlɪk/, /"frQlIk/
  • a US /ˈfɹɑːlɪk/, /"frA:lIk/
  • Rhymes with: -ɒlɪk


  1. Gaiety; merriment.
    • 1832-1888, Louisa May Alcott
      ...filled the souls of old and young with visions of splendor, frolic and fun.
  2. A playful antic.


gaiety; merriment
playful antic


  1. To romp; to behave playfully and uninhibitedly.
  2. In the context of "transitive|archaic": To cause to be merry.


behave playfully and uninhibitedly

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

antic, beam, caper, caracole, carol, carouse, carry on, cavort, celebration, chirp, chirrup, clap hands, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, cut up, dance, delight, dido, disport, escapade, exult, festivity, flounce, fool around, frisk, fun and games, gaiety, gambado, gambol, glory, glow, have fun, hell, high jinks, horse around, horseplay, jollification, jollity, joy, jubilate, lark, laugh, lilt, make whoopee, merriment, merrymaking, mirth, monkeyshine, monkeyshines, party, partying, play, practical joke, prank, radiate cheer, rejoice, revel, revelry, riot, roister, rollick, romp, shenanigan, shenanigans, shines, sing, skip, skip for joy, skylark, skylarking, smile, sparkle, sport, spree, tomfoolery, trick, trip, waggish trick, wassail, whistle
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