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Definition of "horseplay" []

  • Rowdy or rough play. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "horseplay" in a sentence
  • "While it's often used as a substitute for the term "horseplay", meaning rough-and-tumble behavior, it's also used as a euphemism for play with sexual connotations, due in part to the"
  • "BROWN: Well, there was also some -- what ` s called horseplay in the workplace according to her lawyer where some people were slapping each other on their rear ends."
  • "Balfour's injury was the result of what manager Joe Maddon described as horseplay between the reliever and pitching coach Jim Hickey."