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  • v. Present participle of horse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Supply of horses, as for hunting or traveling.
  • n. Same as horse, 5 .


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The term "horsing around" is one with some pretty strong sexual connotations.

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  • The grand jury testimony about the aftermath of McQueary's visit to the locker room that Friday night back in 2002 paints a disquieting picture of how an allegation of rape gradually came to be described as "horsing around."

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  • Interesting to read a passage from an old Hemingway piece the other day extolling the glory of "horsing" out fish, over fighting them.

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  • They're kind of horsing around, but they mention Brad Pitt, and then a woman comes along and was all "George Clooney was standing right here yesterday."

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  • And they're double counting bills and kind of horsing around.

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  • If the diners examine the food too critically -- before even sampling it -- she will snap that she's had a busy day, and wasn't up to "horsing" with cooking.

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  • 'Chepo is something we call some of our friends when horsing around.

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  • I cared more about my friends -- people who would turn out to be far from friends in the end -- and just horsing around, that I never pushed myself for what I really wanted.

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  • They were horsing around when the dog slipped his lower jaw underneath Sophie's collar from behind.

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  • They will be supported by the Liberals, too, last I heard, so no high-horsing from that quarter, please.

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