Definitions

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

  • adj. Carefree and high-spirited; boisterous: a rollicking celebration.

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  • v. Present participle of rollick.
  • n. A scolding, a bollocking.
  • adj. carefree, merry and boisterous

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

  • adj. given to merry frolicking

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Supporters feelings and reaction became increasingly critical, the general feeling being that Di Matteo must surely express his displeasure with a very strong team talk (in other words a rollicking) stressing the first 45 minutes had been a massive let down.

    The Stirrer

  • But first, off to the movies, and this next one has been described as a rollicking mix of farce and fancy.

    CNN Transcript Apr 14, 2007

  • If so, you have listened to the call of the Skookum Chuck, as the Chinook speakers call the rollicking, tumbling streams that sing their way through the canyons with a music so dulcet, so insistent, that for many moons the echo of it lingers in your listening ears, and you will, through all the years to come, hear the voices of

    Legends of Vancouver

  • Chuck, as the Chinook speakers call the rollicking, tumbling streams that sing their way through the canyons with a music so dulcet, so insistent, that for many moons the echo of it lingers in your listening ears, and you will, through all the years to come, hear the voices of those mountain-rivers calling you to return.

    Legends of Vancouver

  • Early on in Bill Bryson's supposedly "rollicking" new travelogue, "In a Sunburned Country," he notes "the low but relentless piped music" on Australian trains.

    Did Someone Say No Worries?

  • I can't think of a word to describe it better than "rollicking".

    Top 158 Comic Book Runs #148-139 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • Perhaps by "Maverick" he means a kind of rollicking riverboat gambling with children's education and, thus, America's future, in much the same way that McCain and Bush would bet America's retirement on a marked deck dealt by the unregulated sharks of Wall Street.

    "Luck is his companion, Gamblin' is his game"

  • If I never again hear the word "rollicking" employed to describe a novel, it will be too soon.

    This product is cool. There is a hand outside my window.

  • If light comic relief is what you're aiming for, it sure sounds like a "rollicking" good ride.

    HH Com 500

  • It's been a while since I've been to a "rollicking" Sing-A-Long party.

    unclebob Diary Entry

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