frisky

Part of speech: adverb

FRISKILY.

Part of speech: noun

FRISKINESS.

Part of speech: adjective

Lively or playful.

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Usage examples "frisky":

  1. They were crawlin' along right in the middle of the road, and just behind the wagon there was a young man and a pretty girl in a nice new buggy and a frisky young horse hitched to it, and the horse was prancin' and tryin' to get by the ox- team, but there wasn't room enough to pass on either side of the road. - "Clover and Blue Grass", Eliza Calvert Hall.
  2. To be sure, he was often wild and bad just like Charles Stuart, but then he was so neat and cute and frisky and altogether lovable. - "'Lizbeth of the Dale", Marian Keith.
  3. He may desire to gather about him all the drooping or weeping trees that will grow in his latitude, or he may choose to turn his acre largely into a nut- orchard, and delight his children with a harvest which they will gather with all the zest of the frisky red squirrel. - "The Home Acre", E. P. Roe.