the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs
"he gave the suspect a quick frisk"
frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about(verb)
"The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
search as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets
"The police frisked everyone at the airport"
A frolic; a fit of wanton gaiety; a gambol: a little playful skip or leap.
to frolic, gambol, skip, dance, leap
to search somebody by feeling their clothes
The police frisked the suspiciously-acting individual and found a knife as well as a bag of marijuana.
Lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky.
Origin: From frisk, from frisque, of origin, perhaps from frisc or frisc, ultimately from friskaz. Cognate with frískur. More at fresh.
lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky
a frolic; a fit of wanton gayety; a gambol: a little playful skip or leap
to leap, skip, dance, or gambol, in fronc and gayety
Origin: [OF. frieque, cf. OHG. frise lively, brisk, fresh, Dan. & Sw. frisk, Icel. friskr. See Fresh, a.]
Frisk is a 1995 drama film, directed by Todd Verow, based on the 1991 novel of the same name by author Dennis Cooper. It is a first-person narrative about a serial killer. Dennis describes a series of ritual murders in letters to his sometime lover and best friend, Julian, and Julian's younger brother Kevin. It is banned in the UK due to its content. The cast includes Parker Posey and Alexis Arquette.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
frisk, v.i. to gambol: to leap playfully.—n. a frolic.—n. Frisk′er.—adj. Frisk′ful, brisk, lively.—adv. Frisk′ily.—n. Frisk′iness.—adj. Frisk′ing.—adv. Frisk′ingly.—adj. Frisk′y, lively: jumping with gaiety: frolicsome. [O. Fr. frisque; acc. to Skeat, from Ice. frískr, Sw. and Dan. frisk.]
The numerical value of frisk in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of frisk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Stop and frisk is disproportionately concentrated in the black community.
Stop-and-frisk would be back in about five minutes and we would empower the police, not undercut them.
There is no question the superintendent endorses stop and frisk. ... It is part of the fabric of McCarthy's policing.
The increase in knives is more connected to ending stop and frisk. . . so the criminals know they can carry knives like they did back in the 1980s.
As criminals see the police restrained by new laws, policy and regulations that restrict tactics like stop and frisk or broken windows, they no longer fear the police and certainty of arrest, while in the past, they would not carry their weapons because of fear of arrest, they now do, and therefore the opportunity for armed confrontations with police significantly increases.
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