(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (now rare) Merry, joyous; later especially, frolicsome, sportive, full of playful mischief.

2. (obsolete, rare) Free; liberal; bountiful; generous.


1. gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

- their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly

Similar word(s): caper, gambol, play, romp

Definition categories: act, diversion, recreation


1. to behave in a playful or carefree manner.

- The children frolicked in the garden

Similar word(s): cavort, disport, frisk, gambol, lark, rollick, romp, skylark, sport

Definition categories: motion, play