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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FROLICKING

Saw there another room, flame-lit, and with frolicking children.

They are laughing and frolicking on the grass, as they go along.

Instead of romping and frolicking individually they play in groups.

Moreover, he seemed delighted to see us frolicking in this way.

Only they must be careful not to let their fun and frolicking give other people trouble.

Tantrems, pranks, capers, frolicking; from the Tarantula dance.

There were no operas, no theatres, no racketing or frolicking of any sort going on.

But supposing he were invalided, I'd rather be his nurse than frolicking about with any other.'

In spite of their frolicking, however, the lads kept a sharp watch for foes.

They had been frolicking with their horses, and as the darkness came on, lost the trail.

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.

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