frice

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

As if to continue the sequence twice, thrice with four.

Adverb[edit]

frice (not comparable)

  1. (rare, nonstandard, humorous) four times
    • 1999, John R Erickson, Gerald L Holmes, Every dog has his day
      ...not once or twice or thrice or frice, but many times, and always under awkward conditions.
    • 2001, Benedict Kelly, The collected stories of Benedict Kiely
      ...and wince, she says, and twice and thrice and frice and fice and sice and seven-up sits the Star of the County Down...
    • 2001, "Joe", Linnell finds the camera! (on Internet newsgroup alt.music.tmbg)
      Three cheers for scratch: Hip hip huzzah! Hip hip huzzah! Hip hip huz-ZAH! Not only do I get to see it now, but I got to say huzzah thrice! Well, I guess now it's frice.
    • 2001, "Alan T Gower", Seconds from Disaster (on Internet newsgroup uk.rec.motorcycles)
      I've been caught out once or twice or thrice or frice.