What is another word for horseplay?

356 synonyms found


[ hˈɔːsple͡ɪ], [ hˈɔːsple‍ɪ], [ h_ˈɔː_s_p_l_eɪ]

Horseplay is a term used to describe rough and playful behavior, typically between young children or teenagers. There are several synonyms for horseplay, including "roughhousing," "play fighting," "mischief," "pranks," "hijinks," and "tomfoolery." These words all denote playful behavior that can become physically rough or dangerous if not monitored or controlled. Parents and teachers often discourage horseplay because it can lead to injury or property damage, but it is also seen as a natural part of childhood and a way for children to learn social skills and explore boundaries. Ultimately, whether horseplay is acceptable or not depends on the situation and the individuals involved.

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Usage examples for Horseplay

The men were packing up the small tent we'd use in the forests, moving around with a good deal of horseplay and a certain brisk bustle.
"The Planet Savers"
Marion Zimmer Bradley
There is a deal of deep politeness and nothing of epithet, insult or horseplay where everybody wears a gun.
"Wolfville Nights"
Alfred Lewis
His best play without doubt is The History of Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, in which, after a favourite fashion of the time, he mingles a certain amount of history, or, at least, a certain number of historical personages, with a plentiful dose of the supernatural and of horseplay, and with a very graceful and prettily-handled love story.
"A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature"
George Saintsbury

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