Friday, April 28, 2006

No Frolic on Escalator


frol·ic [fróllik]
intransitive verb (past and past participle frol·icked, present participle frol·ick·ing, 3rd person present singular frol·ics)

play lightheartedly: to frisk around, behave, or play in a carefree, uninhibited way

  • children frolicking at the beach

    noun (plural frol·ics)
    1. something lively and carefree: a lively carefree game, action, or amusement
    2. carefree play: lively carefree play or behavior
    "As a result, Anne had the golden summer of her life as far as freedom and frolic went." (Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of Green Gables 1908)

    [Early 16th century. < Dutch vrolijk "glad, joyous" < vro "happy"]

    -frol·ick·er, , noun

Sunday, April 09, 2006