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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FROLICKED

We frolicked for a week or more and were the highest larks you ever saw.

He gambled, drank, or frolicked around, according to the desire of the moment.

The two children and the three dogs ran and frolicked in the rear.

When he had gone, Benny frolicked around noisily with the dog.

Heretofore I had either ignored them or frolicked with them.

Then there was a great scrambling and the Crickets frolicked with them.

He danced with them, frolicked with them—and then promptly forgot them.

The streams that frolicked to nimble tunes in May now crawl from pool to pool.

In all his poetry there leaped and frolicked "vernal delight and joy."

As she grew stronger she frolicked with every human being and every living thing.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, as an adjective, "joyous, merry," from Middle Dutch vrolyc (adj.) "happy," from vro- "merry, glad," + lyc "like." Cognate with German fröhlich "happy." The stem is cognate with Old Norse frar "swift," Middle English frow "hasty," from PIE *preu- (see frog (n.1)), giving the whole an etymological sense akin to "jumping for joy." The verb is first attested 1580s. Related: Frolicked; frolicking. As a noun, from 1610s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.