frolic

A frolic is a light-hearted, fun, often silly activity. To frolic is to cavort, romp, or run around — to have fun.

Ever see two puppies playing in the park, wrestling, chasing, and just having a ball with each other? You could say they're having a frolic or frolicking. When we frolic, we're having a fun time. Flying a kite, playing frisbee, skipping around, and having a picnic could be examples of frolics. If things are grim and serious, or you're in a bad mood, then it's tough to frolic. This is one of the happiest, most playful words in the dictionary.

Definitions of frolic
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v play boisterously

“The children frolicked in the garden”
Synonyms:
cavort, disport, frisk, gambol, lark, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sport
Type of:
play
be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children

n gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

“their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly”
Synonyms:
caper, gambol, play, romp
Types:
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coquetry, dalliance, flirt, flirtation, flirting, toying
playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
craziness, folly, foolery, indulgence, lunacy, tomfoolery
foolish or senseless behavior
game
frivolous or trifling behavior
horseplay
rowdy or boisterous play
teasing
playful vexation
word play
playing on words or speech sounds
meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss
(Yiddish) craziness; senseless behavior or activity
buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, japery, prank
acting like a clown or buffoon
Type of:
diversion, recreation
an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

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