horseplay

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A compound of horse +‎ play, possibly from observation of boisterous horses playing.

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horseplay (uncountable)

  1. Rough or rowdy play that can often result in unintentional physical harm.

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horseplay (third-person singular simple present horseplays, present participle horseplaying, simple past and past participle horseplayed)

  1. To engage in horseplay.

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