rollicking


rollicking

adjective

  1. carefree and joyous: They had a rollicking good time.
  2. swaggering; boisterous.

verb (used without object)

  1. to move or act in a carefree, frolicsome manner; behave in a free, hearty, lively, or jovial way.

adjective

  1. boisterously carefree and swaggering

noun

  1. British informal a very severe telling-off; dressing-down

verb

  1. (intr) to behave in a carefree, frolicsome, or boisterous manner

noun

  1. a boisterous or carefree escapade or event
adj.

1811, present participle adjective from rollick “be jovial in behavior” (though this does not appear in print until 1826), which perhaps is a blend of roll (v.) and frolic (v.).

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