frolicsome

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frolic +‎ -some

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frolicsome (comparative more frolicsome, superlative most frolicsome)

  1. Characterised or marked by frolicking; playful.
    • a. 1884, James Payn, On Our Dog Jock[1]:
      A rollicksome frolicsome rare old cock / As ever did nothing was our dog Jock; / A gleesome fleasome affectionate beast, / As slow at a fight, as swift at a feast []
    • 2007 May 10, “Pick of the week - playsuits”, in The Guardian[2]:
      To some, the very word "playsuit", with its frolicsome associations, will induce the conviction that this is not an item of clothing to be seen alive in.

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