Definition of frisky in English:



  • Playful and full of energy.

    ‘he bounds about like a frisky pup’
    • ‘From crabs and snails to frisky sea lions, this is one of the most diverse and active habitats on the planet.’
    • ‘They were happy and frisky and full of energy and love for one another.’
    • ‘These little piggies were so delightful, and they were running around playing like frisky kittens.’
    • ‘Within two minutes he was back as frisky and free-moving as a foal.’
    • ‘I later spotted a sign warning that frisky rhinos could damage door mirrors.’
    • ‘Rex Neindorf brought in a few frisky fellows form the Alice Springs Reptile Centre.’
    • ‘The film follows the adventures of a young brother and sister when the frisky feline pays them a surprise visit.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, I am not so frisky now, but still every day a kind woman comes to help me keep clean and comfortable.’
    • ‘It all started, as legend has it, when an Ethiopian herder noticed that his goats were acting a bit frisky after munching on some strange berries.’
    • ‘These two were frisky, feisty and full of tricks.’
    • ‘Suddenly, all the pools in the zoo are full and overflowing and the animals who were quite sluggish in summer are now frisky.’
    • ‘The former Partick Thistle co-manager is still as irrepressible as ever, still as frisky and enthusiastic as a puppy.’
    • ‘Families at the sanctuary revelled in the good weather, but the warmth made Oliver a little frisky.’
    • ‘The animals are being transferred from Longleat Safari Park to a zoo in France to give the frisky creatures more room to roam.’
    • ‘I sign myself in, I am searched and I then join a line-up in a yard while a frisky dog sniffs me in case I am trying to smuggle in drugs.’
    • ‘Others were frisky, some downright mischievous, but Cisco was solemnly content.’
    • ‘This CD manages to be fun, frisky, soulful and evocative, old-world and contemporary, all at the same time.’
    • ‘I yell at the frisky types skipping along the deep gold sand.’
    • ‘They know he's had a frisky past and I don't think people are concerned about that.’
    • ‘All she needs is a frisky white Pomeranian to help her get the man she loves and save her from getting married to his brother.’
    lively, bouncy, bubbly, perky, active, energetic, animated, zestful, full of vim and vigour
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