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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to dance, leap, skip, or gambol; frolic:

    The dogs and children frisked about on the lawn.

  2. (v.t.)to search (a person) for concealed weapons, contraband goods, etc., by feeling the person's clothing.

  3. (n.)a leap, skip, or caper.

  4. a frolic or gambol.

  5. the act of frisking a person.

Origin of frisk:

1425–75; late ME, as adj. < MF frisque


Princeton's WordNet

  1. frisk, frisking(verb)

    the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs

    "he gave the suspect a quick frisk"

  2. frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about(verb)

    play boisterously

    "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"

  3. frisk(verb)

    search as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets

    "The police frisked everyone at the airport"


  1. frisk(Noun)

    A frolic; a fit of wanton gaiety; a gambol: a little playful skip or leap.

  2. frisk(Verb)

    to frolic, gambol, skip, dance, leap

  3. frisk(Verb)

    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.

  4. frisk(Adjective)

    Lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky.

  5. Origin: From frisk, from frisque, of origin, perhaps from frisc or frisc, ultimately from friskaz. Cognate with frískur. More at fresh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frisk(adj)

    lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky

  2. Frisk(adj)

    a frolic; a fit of wanton gayety; a gambol: a little playful skip or leap

  3. Frisk(verb)

    to leap, skip, dance, or gambol, in fronc and gayety


  1. Frisk

    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.

Anagrams of frisk

  1. firks

Translations for frisk

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to jump about playfully

The lambs are frisking in the fields.

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