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[hawrs-pley] /ˈhɔrsˌpleɪ/

rough or boisterous or pranks.
rough, boisterous, or rowdy play

“rough, excessive play,” 1580s, from horse (n.) with its associations of “strong, coarse” + play (n.).


Rough and boisterous playing; coarse physical merriment (1589+)


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