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horse·play

 (hôrs′plā′)
n.
Rowdy or rough play.

horseplay

(ˈhɔːsˌpleɪ)
n
rough, boisterous, or rowdy play

horse•play

(ˈhɔrsˌpleɪ)

n.
rough or boisterous play.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horseplay - rowdy or boisterous play
frolic, gambol, romp, caper, play - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"

horseplay

noun rough-and-tumble, clowning, romping, fooling around, skylarking (informal), high jinks, pranks, buffoonery, roughhousing (slang) childish splashing and horseplay

horseplay

noun
Improper, often rude behavior:
Translations
مِزاح سَمِج
drsné žertyhrubé chování
larmende adfærd
ólæti, gauragangur
hrubé žarty/správanie
eşek şakası

horseplay

[ˈhɔːspleɪ] Npayasadas fpl

horseplay

[ˈhɔːrspleɪ] nchahut m (blagues etc)

horseplay

[ˈhɔːsˌpleɪ] ngiochi mpl scatenati

horse

(hoːs) noun
1. a large four-footed animal which is used to pull carts etc or to carry people etc.
2. a piece of apparatus used for jumping, vaulting etc in a gymnasium.
ˈhorse-box noun
an enclosed vehicle etc used for carrying horses.
ˈhorsefly noun
a large fly that bites horses etc.
ˈhorsehair noun, adjective
(of) the hair from a horse's mane or tail. The mattress is stuffed with horsehair; a horsehair mattress.
ˈhorsemanfeminine ˈhorsewoman noun
a rider, especially a skilled one. She is a very competent horsewoman.
ˈhorsemanship noun
ˈhorseplay noun
rough and noisy behaviour or play.
ˈhorsepower (usually abbreviated to h.p.when written) noun
a standard unit used to measure the power of engines, cars etc.
horseshoe (ˈhoːʃʃuː) noun
1. a curved iron shoe for a horse.
2. something in the shape of a horseshoe. The bride was presented with a lucky silver horseshoe.
on horseback
riding on a horse. The soldiers rode through the town on horseback.
(straight) from the horse's mouth
from a well-informed and reliable source. I got that story straight from the horse's mouth.
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Menzies, of Falkirk, managed the The Fraserburgh Club where the 14 staff enjoyed a lot of horseplay, a tribunal heard.
I think some of the rank and file get caught up in horseplay and don't realize they may be offending someone,'' Block said.
They might get a bit of nakedness and horseplay but it's difficult to imagine any sex.
Officers said they are checking a report that Semelsberger was involved in horseplay and might have accidentally bumped Parvinchiha, causing him to lose control.
TWO lifelong friends fell 100ft to their deaths after a bout of drunken horseplay ended in tragedy.
Because movies about cowboys and villains contain so much action and horseplay, one tends to forget how good some of the dialogue can be.
During the arguments, the justices appeared split over such questions as how to tell the difference between male horseplay and harassment, whether gender discrimination is possible in an all-male or all-female workplace, and whether the law would be violated by a bisexual employee who harasses both sexes equally.
She said: "Mr Justice Carney has characterised my son's death as horseplay.
The drink-fuelled horseplay ended with her falling to her death.
But the horseplay escalated out of control - and the trio "egged each other on" to carry out humiliating abuse on their friend.
The diminutive sports star strung Keegan up by his tie - but it was only a bit of horseplay.
AINE Collins yesterday hit out at Fine Gael bosses for claiming the Lapgate incident was just horseplay.