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1. Relating to or suggestive of a colt.
2. Lively and playful; frisky.

colt′ish·ly adv.
colt′ish·ness n.


1. inexperienced; unruly
2. playful and lively
ˈcoltishly adv
ˈcoltishness n


(ˈkoʊl tɪʃ)

1. playful; frolicsome.
2. of, pertaining to, or resembling a colt.
3. not trained or disciplined; unruly; wild.
colt′ish•ly, adv.
colt′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.coltish - given to merry frolicking; "frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes"
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"


[ˈkəʊltɪʃ] ADJjuguetón, retozón
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