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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frisk, friskingverb

    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 aboutverb

    play boisterously

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

  3. friskverb

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

    "The police frisked everyone at the airport"

Wiktionary

  1. frisknoun

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

  2. friskverb

    to frolic, gambol, skip, dance, leap

  3. friskverb

    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. friskadjective

    Lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Frisknoun

    A frolick; a fit of wanton gaiety.

    Etymology: from the verb.

  2. To FRISKverb

    Etymology: frizzare, Italian.

    Put water into a glass, and wet your finger, and draw it round about the lip of the glass, pressing it somewhat hard; and after drawing it some few times about, it will make the water frisk and sprinkle up in a fine dew. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    The fish fell a frisking in the net. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.

    Whether every one hath experimented this troublesome intrusion of some striking ideas, which thus importune the understanding, and hinder it from being better employed, I know not. John Locke.

    We are as twinn’d lamb, that did frisk i’ th’ sun,
    And bleat the one at the other: what we chang’d,
    Was innocence for innocence; we knew not
    The doctrine of ill-doing. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    About them frisking play’d
    All beasts of th’ earth. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iv.

    A wanton heifer frisked up and down in a meadow, at ease and pleasure. Roger L'Estrange.

    Watch the quick motions of the frisking tail,
    Then serve their fury with the rushing male. John Dryden, Virgil.

    So Bacchus through the conquer’d Indies rode,
    And beasts in gambols frisk’d before their honest god. Dryd.

    Oft to the mountains airy tops advanc’d,
    The frisking satyrs on the summits danc’d. Addison.

    Those merry blades,
    That frisk it under Pindus’ shades. Matthew Prior.

    Peg faints at the sound of an organ, and yet will dance and frisk at the noise of a bagpipe. John Arbuthnot, Hist. of John Bull.

    Sly hunters thus, in Borneo’s isle,
    To catch a monkey by a wile,
    The mimick animal amuse;
    They place before him gloves and shoes;
    Which when the brute puts aukward on,
    All his agility is gone:
    In vain to frisk or climb he tries;
    The huntsmen seize the grinning prize. Jonathan Swift.

ChatGPT

  1. frisk

    Frisk is the act of searching someone's body, typically conducted by a law enforcement officer, in order to find concealed illegal items such as weapons or drugs. It is usually done with hands or a detector, patting down the person's clothing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Friskadjective

    lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky

  2. Friskadjective

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

  3. Friskverb

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

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

Wikidata

  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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FRISK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Frisk is ranked #15681 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Frisk surname appeared 1,861 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Frisk.

    93.8% or 1,747 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 56 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 21 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 13 total occurrences were Black.
    0.7% or 13 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 11 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    We will not create the energy and excitement we need to defeat Donald Trump if that candidate pursued, advocated for and enacted racist policies like stop and frisk which caused communities of color in his city to live in fear, the simple truth is that Mayor Bloomberg with all Donald Trump money will not create the kind of excitement and energy we need to have the voter turnout we must have to defeat Donald Trump.

  3. Michael Bloomberg:

    So, one of the unintended consequences is people say,' Oh my God, you are arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.' Yes, that is true. Why ? Because we put all the cops in the minority neighborhoods. Yes, that is true. Why did we do it ? Because that's where all the crime is, and the way you get the guns out of the kid's hands is to throw them up against the walls and frisk them.

  4. Tarren Bragdon:

    The Zuckerberg funding is an unprecedented example of using government employees and government resources to put your finger on the scale, to affect the election outcome, it would be like giving private money to police departments to have officers do more stop and frisk in certain neighborhoods compared to other neighborhoods. It would be like giving money to the tax department to do increased audits in certain zip codes or neighborhoods versus other neighborhoods.

  5. Michael Bloomberg:

    We will not create the energy and excitement we need to defeat President Donald Trump if that candidate pursued, advocated for and enacted racist policies like stop and frisk which caused communities of color in his city to live in fear, the simple truth is that Mayor Bloomberg with all his money will not create the kind of excitement and energy we need to have the voter turnout we must have to defeat President Donald Trump.

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