Synonyms for horseplay

Grammar : Noun
Spell : hawrs-pley
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhɔrsˌpleɪ

Top 10 synonyms for horseplay Other synonyms for the word horseplay

Définition of horseplay

Origin :
  • "rough, excessive play," 1580s, from horse (n.) with its associations of "strong, coarse" + play (n.).
  • noun rough play
Example sentences :
  • David Griffith, let the child alone; he has not been used to your horseplay.'
  • Extract from : « The Fairchild Family » by Mary Martha Sherwood
  • But the steady concert of the snoring sleepers was unbroken by any horseplay.
  • Extract from : « Out of the Depths » by Robert Ames Bennet
  • But the spirit of the whole controversy is in fact a spirit of horseplay.
  • Extract from : « A History of English Literature » by George Saintsbury
  • Of course, there was some horseplay in which even Phil Franklin indulged.
  • Extract from : « The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch » by Edward Stratemeyer
  • There was a good deal of horseplay, and also something in the way of hazing.
  • Extract from : « The Rover Boys at Colby Hall » by Arthur M. Winfield
  • But their usual escapades of horseplay are not to my taste—I prefer fighting to that.
  • Extract from : « The Admiral » by Douglas Sladen
  • There was to be no giggling, no whispering in corners, nor was there to be any horseplay.
  • Extract from : « All Sorts and Conditions of Men » by Walter Besant
  • He was determined to break up the horseplay if it could possibly be accomplished.
  • Extract from : « The Putnam Hall Encampment » by Arthur M. Winfield
  • One finds no horseplay in the fun of these genuine humourists.
  • Extract from : « A Book of Burlesque » by Willam Davenport Adams
  • They begin in horseplay among the lads at the street corner.
  • Extract from : « The Criminal & the Community » by James Devon

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