Meaning of frolic


A frolic is a light-hearted, fun, often silly activity. To frolic is to cavort, romp, or run around — to have fun.

Ever see two puppies playing in the park, wrestling, chasing, and just having a ball with each other? You could say they’re having a frolic or frolicking. When we frolic, we’re having a fun time. Flying a kite, playing frisbee, skipping around, and having a picnic could be examples of frolics. If things are grim and serious, or you’re in a bad mood, then it’s tough to frolic. This is one of the happiest, most playful words in the dictionary.

Definitions of frolic
  1. verb

    play boisterously

    “The children
    frolicked in the garden”

    cavort, disport, frisk, gambol, lark, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sport

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    be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children

  2. noun

    gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

    frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly”

    caper, gambol, play, romp

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    coquetry, dalliance, flirt, flirtation, flirting, toying

    playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
    craziness, folly, foolery, indulgence, lunacy, tomfoolery

    foolish or senseless behavior

    frivolous or trifling behavior

    rowdy or boisterous play

    playful vexation
    word play

    playing on words or speech sounds
    meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss

    (Yiddish) craziness; senseless behavior or activity
    buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, japery, prank

    acting like a clown or buffoon
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    diversion, recreation

    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

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