coltish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj coltish given to merry frolicking "frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Coltish Like a colt; wanton; frisky. "He was all coltish , full of ragery."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • coltish Like a colt.
    • coltish Frisky; gay; wanton; licentious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Coltish like a colt: frisky: wanton
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. colt; Sw. kult, a young boar, a stout boy.

Usage

In literature:

He dwelt on their coltish doings, their adventures sought and wrought in the perfect fellowship of youth.
"The Virginian" by Owen Wister
He's four years old now, so he ought to get over those coltish ways.
"Beautiful Joe" by Marshall Saunders
It was one of his favorite pastimes when feeling coltish.
"Bar-20 Days" by Clarence E. Mulford
He's four years old now, so he ought to get over those coltish ways.
"Beautiful Joe" by by Marshall Saunders
He's only a boy yet, an' coltish.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
I remember she had a coltish way of tossing her head.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
At length she woke with a start, shook herself coltishly, and they pushed on.
"While Caroline Was Growing" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
Half the bad men are only coltish cowpunchers gone wrong through rotten whiskey and luck breaking bad for them.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
It has not yet put off its coltish air.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
Of course," meditated the Captain, "right at first, I suppose a man may feel a little coltish and all.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
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In poetry:

This resisted attack took the Grays all a-back,
And feeling less coltish and frisky,
They resolved to elate the cause of their state,
And also their persons, with whisky.
"The Blue And Gray" by Eugene Field

In news:

Back in the Playoffs, Coltish Bulls Might Need to Be Reined In.
Merritt was a coltish singer-songwriter with roots in Chapel Hill and Raleigh.
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