Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Full of high-spirited fun; frisky and playful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Given to frolicking; playful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of gayety and mirth; given to pranks; sportive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of gaiety and mirth; given to pranks; sportive.
  • Synonyms Gay. frisky, lively, playful, coltish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. given to merry frolicking

Etymologies

frolic +‎ -some (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Too staid for the formation of ripples, too swift for calm content, the river seemed to boil up from below in a kind of frolicsome rage.

    Fountains in the Sand Rambles Among the Oases of Tunisia

  • As Lennard and the doctor sat filling the crew's cabin with billows of smoke, the former said -- "There's a kind of frolicsome humour about these men that truly pleases me.

    A Dream of the North Sea

  • If you've ever wondered how a big family gets all their socks mated, please check out this new site by the frolicsome and fun Parente family.

    New Website: How Do You Mate Socks?

  • He shows you how to be frolicsome and clever while getting things done.

    Giant Yoda | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • Mélisande's restlessness with Golaud turns frolicsome, even transgressive, by Pelléas's side.

    An Otherworldly Opera

  • Heyer was never taken seriously by her contemporary critics "waggishly frolicsome, pertly paced", but "Regency Buck" and most of her other novels are still in print.

    A Sweet Spot in Literary History

  • With acres of frolicsome Jonathan Adler-designed spaces with sceney, celeb-studded pools, communal fire-pits and Jacuzzi-hopping, The Parker Palm Springs is the place to see and be seen.

    Farryn Weiner: Coachella Announces 2011 Lineup

  • We see Agent B storming in to the restaurant's kitchen, devilishly sucking the spoon from a pot of sauce and challenging an atypically frolicsome chef to a French-stick sword fight.

    The Hard Sell: KGB Deals

  • Physically -- shoulder-length, curly, dark hair; neat mustache; slim build; beautiful smile or wicked grin; readiness to laugh and willingness to be laughed at; serious and frolicsome, by turns; loving; empathetic; gentle; protective and enjoying being protected as well.

    What Makes a Man Attractive?

  • Ms. Lane herself elegantly stripped, but Ms. Von Teese literally took the audience's breath away with her voluptuously frolicsome splashing in the giant martini glass of her Cointreauversial number.

    Beth Arnold: Letter from Paris: Josephine Baker Back in Paris (This Time as a Man)

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  • He swung his wife into a frolicsome fandango.

    - William Steig, Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa

    September 20, 2008

  • But she was not like those selfish jilts, who put out the cullibility of their lovers to usury. The pillage of the plodding merchant, or the grave family man, was squandered upon the first gambler or prize-fighter who happened to find his way into her frolicsome fancy.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 5 ch. 1

    September 19, 2008

  • Gentle sir, my heart is frolicsome and free...

    Gilbert, Patience.

    August 21, 2008