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synonyms for horseplay

  • hijinks
  • misbehavior
  • rowdiness
  • antics
  • buffoonery
  • capers
  • clowning
  • pranks
  • shenanigans
  • tomfoolery
  • fooling around
  • fun and games
  • rough-housing
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How to use horseplay in a sentence

Shouting, singing, and indulging in horseplay the savages crowded round, watching the process.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
A gentleman commoner of Queen's was president of a 'hellfire club,' and brutal horseplay was still practised upon the weaker lads.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME I.LESLIE STEPHEN
It was pleasant enough looking horseplay; the sort of intimacy that people have when they've been together for a long time.
HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH
He seemed to treat the whole proceeding as a bit of horseplay, joking profanely with his captors, boasting of his crimes.
PORT O' GOLDLOUIS JOHN STELLMAN
After an hour's horseplay they trooped back to the cabin and soon had breakfast out of the way.
HOPALONG CASSIDY'S RUSTLER ROUND-UPCLARENCE EDWARD MULFORD
The bears themselves perform their parts most decorously, without any horseplay or clowning.
PRACTICAL CINEMATOGRAPHY AND ITS APPLICATIONSFREDERICK ARTHUR AMBROSE TALBOT
Evidently considering that he had a safe lead the Major cut out the conversation and the horseplay and settled down to par golf.
FORE!CHARLES EMMETT VAN LOAN
Those left behind were trying to amuse themselves by games and horseplay.
YANKEE SHIPS AND YANKEE SAILORS: TALES OF 1812JAMES BARNES
But you may look on at a Kirchweih from morning till night without seeing either horseplay or drunkenness.
HOME LIFE IN GERMANYMRS. ALFRED SIDGWICK
Horseplay and practical jokes have been tolerated, at various times and places, at weddings.
FOLKWAYSWILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER
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WORDS RELATED TO HORSEPLAY

  • act out
  • be bad
  • be out of line
  • behave badly
  • carry on
  • fool around
  • horseplay
  • make trouble
  • misbehave
  • rebel
  • set a bad example
  • show off
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