American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Gaiety; merriment: fun and frolic.
- n. A gay, carefree time.
- n. A playful antic.
- v. To behave playfully and uninhibitedly; romp.
- v. To engage in merrymaking, joking, or teasing.
- adj. Archaic Merry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Gay; merry; sportive; full of mirth or pranks.
- n. A flight of levity or gaiety and mirth; a prank.
- n. A scene of gaiety and mirth, as in dancing or play; a merrymaking.
- n. A plaything or an ornament.
- n. Synonyms Gambol, escapade.
- To play merry pranks; engage in acts of levity, mirth, and gaiety.
- adj. Merry, joyous; later especially, frolicsome, sportive, full of playful mischief.
- adj. obsolete, rare Free; liberal; bountiful; generous.
- n. Gaiety; merriment.
- n. A playful antic.
- v. intransitive To romp; to behave playfully and uninhibitedly.
- v. transitive, archaic To cause to be merry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Full of levity; dancing, playing, or frisking about; full of pranks; frolicsome; gay; merry.
- n. A wild prank; a flight of levity, or of gayety and mirth.
- n. A scene of gayety and mirth, as in lively play, or in dancing; a merrymaking.
- v. To play wild pranks; to play tricks of levity, mirth, and gayety; to indulge in frolicsome play; to sport.
- v. play boisterously
- n. gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
- From Dutch vrolijk ("cheerful"). Compare German fröhlich ("blitheful, gaily, happy, merry"). (Wiktionary)
- From Dutch vrolijk, merry, from Middle Dutch vrolijc : vro, happy + -lijc, -like; see līk- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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