- The definition of frolic is to play or engage in lighthearted merriment.
When you play around in a swimming pool, splashing and having a good time, this is an example of frolic.
A family frolics in a field.
Origin of frolicDutch vroolijk ; from Middle Dutch vrō, merry, akin to German froh, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form preu-, to leap from source frog
- a playful trick; prank
- a lively party or game
- merriment; gaiety; fun
- Playful behavior or merriment: fun and frolic.
- A playful movement or act.
- A sexual act or encounter: “his frolics with silver screen divas” (Michael Blaine).
intransitive verbfrol·icked, frol·ick·ing, frol·ics
- To move about or behave playfully; romp: dogs frolicking in the park.
- To engage in lovemaking.
Origin of frolicFrom Dutch vrolijk, merry, from Middle Dutch vrolijc : vro, happy + -lijc, -like; see līk- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more frolic, superlative most frolic)
(third-person singular simple present frolics, present participle frolicking, simple past and past participle frolicked)
From Dutch vrolijk (“cheerful”). Compare German fröhlich (“blitheful, gaily, happy, merry”).
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