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noun as in rough play

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The BBC confirmed that the bite had taken place but claimed it was merely “horseplay.”

The truth is that dressing up in drag and pretending to be gay have been part of posh male British horseplay for centuries.

Shouting, singing, and indulging in horseplay the savages crowded round, watching the process.

A gentleman commoner of Queen's was president of a 'hellfire club,' and brutal horseplay was still practised upon the weaker lads.

It was pleasant enough looking horseplay; the sort of intimacy that people have when they've been together for a long time.

He seemed to treat the whole proceeding as a bit of horseplay, joking profanely with his captors, boasting of his crimes.

After an hour's horseplay they trooped back to the cabin and soon had breakfast out of the way.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to horseplay, such as: hijinks, misbehavior, rowdiness, antics, buffoonery, and capers.

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