Definition of Horse around

1. Verb. Indulge in horseplay. "The bored children were fooling about"

Exact synonyms: Arse Around, Fool, Fool Around
Generic synonyms: Jest, Joke, Play
Derivative terms: Fool, Foolery

Definition of Horse around

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To play or fiddle; to clown; to do nothing of importance or consequence. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horse Around

horse and cart
horse and rabbit stew
horse archer
horse archers
horse around (current term)
horse balm
horse barn
horse bean
horse beans
horse blanket
horse blankets
horse botfly
horse breeding
horse brier
horse cart
horse cavalry
horse chestnut

Literary usage of Horse around

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of Hall County, Nebraska: A Narrative of the Past with Special by August F. Buechler, Robert J. Barr, Dale P. Stough (1920)
"Mr. M., being a totally green hand at the business, was trying to pull the horse around in a way contrary to the habits and customs of the horse in such ..."

2. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1907)
"... and swung his horse around upon the track of the defendant's railway for the purpose of backing up in front of a house to unload a barrel of flour, ..."

3. Recreations of a Sportsman on the Pacific Coast by Charles Frederick Holder (1910)
"As it fastened onto the hind leg of the animal he ran his horse around the tree, hauling the grizzly close to it with a heavy drag, and while it fell on its ..."

4. Deeds of Valor: From Records in the Archives of the United States Government by Walter Frederick Beyer, Oscar Frederick Keydel (1907)
"Heedless of the Confederate color-guard of some six or seven men, the bold dragoon grabbed the standard and whirled his horse around to rejoin his comrades. ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"... to slew the horse around; it struck the right wheel of the cart. The driver was on the opposite side of me. Q. William Had- ley said you hollered to him ..."

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