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frolic (ˈfrɒlɪk



  1. a light-hearted entertainment or occasion
  2. light-hearted activity; gaiety; merriment



-ics -icking or -icked
  1. (intransitive) to caper about; act or behave playfully



  1. (archaic ( or literary) full of merriment or fun

Derived Forms

ˈfrolicker  noun

Word Origin

C16: from Dutch vrolijk, from Middle Dutch vro happy, glad; related to Old High German frō happy


View thesaurus entry
= revel, game, blast (US) (slang), romp, spree, lark, prank, escapade, gambol, antic, gambado

Translations for 'frolic'

  • British English: frolic When people or animals frolic, they play or move in a lively, happy way. VERBTourists sunbathe and frolic in the ocean.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: brincar
  • Chinese: 嬉戏嬉戏戲
  • European Spanish: juguetear
  • French: batifoler
  • German: umhertollen
  • Italian: salterellare
  • Japanese: 遊び戯れる
  • Korean: 장난치며 놀다
  • Portuguese: brincar
  • Spanish: juguetear

Example Sentences Including 'frolic'

You can't give us much description to go on, and I'm not buying your theory that they were there on a frolic of their own.
Meek, M R D In Remembrance of Rose
`Last night's ceremony was a frolic , my lord, and you know it.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
If he throws his money around like he did on that frolic at the Folly, I can't think why not.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)


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