skylarking

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From skylark +‎ -ing.

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skylarking

  1. Present participle of skylark.

Noun[edit]

skylarking (countable and uncountable, plural skylarkings)

  1. (originally nautical) Playing around; frolicking; originally, running about the rigging of a vessel for fun; horseplay.
    • Herman Melville, Pierre
      [] those gods and men whose titles to eminence are secure, seldom worry themselves about the seditious gossip of old apple-women, and the skylarkings of funny little boys in the street.

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