Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To behave frivolously.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make void; annul; set aside.
  • To behave frivolously; indulge in gaiety or levity.
  • Frivolous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To act frivolously; to trifle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To behave frivolously.
  • verb intransitive To trifle.
  • noun An unserious person; a shallow person.
  • noun An idle diversion or pastime; a frivolity.

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

  • verb act frivolously

Etymologies

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

[Back-formation from frivolous.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French frivole, from Latin frīvolus ("trifling, worthless")

Examples

  • If the usual discretion is observed in the choice of a companion for a young lady going to and returning from a hunt, she would have far less opportunity for "frivol," than in any ordinary ball room or theatre.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • So if you fancy having a frivol and being two years old again, names in comments and we'll have a good old fashioned prize draw if it turns out that more than ten people in the whole world can prove they are as young as me.

    45 entries from March 2008

  • So if you fancy having a frivol and being two years old again, names in comments and we'll have a good old fashioned prize draw if it turns out that more than ten people in the whole world can prove they are as young as me.

    Happy Birthday to...

  • Well, wherever you are you absolutely must have a little frivol because don't you think life just gets too serious sometimes?

    Happy Birthday to...

  • So if you fancy having a frivol and being two years old again, names in comments and we'll have a good old fashioned prize draw if it turns out that more than ten people in the whole world can prove they are as young as me.

    Happy Birthday to...

  • Well, wherever you are you absolutely must have a little frivol because don't you think life just gets too serious sometimes?

    45 entries from March 2008

  • Well, wherever you are you absolutely must have a little frivol because don't you think life just gets too serious sometimes?

    Happy Birthday to...

  • I've also gained a frog and a lizard for the frivol corner on my desk.

    Antipodean Gifts

  • There's been trouble over in the desk frivol corner already, Jane "Crocky Dundee" Austen has her hands full and will that pen be as mighty as a sword?

    Antipodean Gifts

  • I've also gained a frog and a lizard for the frivol corner on my desk.

    Antipodean Gifts

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