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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

  4. Origin: [OF. frieque, cf. OHG. frise lively, brisk, fresh, Dan. & Sw. frisk, Icel. friskr. See Fresh, a.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frisk

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frisk in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frisk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of frisk in a Sentence

  1. American Civil Liberties Union:

    Stop and frisk is disproportionately concentrated in the black community.

  2. New Jersey:

    Stop-and-frisk would be back in about five minutes and we would empower the police, not undercut them.

  3. Harvey Grossman:

    There is no question the superintendent endorses stop and frisk. ... It is part of the fabric of McCarthy's policing.

  4. Scott Prendergast:

    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.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    Mr. Bloomberg had policies in New York City of stop-and-frisk that went after African American and Latino people in an outrageous way, i dont think theres any chance of the senator beating President Trump.

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