Origin of Horseplay?


Horseplay originates from the fact that horses enjoy frolicking, running and charging around to release energy, and sometimes there is little warning that a horse is going to bolt. From these actions then comes the meaning as being rough or a boisterous play. It was coined between 1580 and 1590.
Q&A Related to "Origin of Horseplay?"
"Horseplay" was first used in 1589, but the specific etymology of the
Unfortunately I don't have any answer to this. One of my favorite sources, the Online Etymological Dictionary, says only that it was first used in 1528. Usually horseplay is used
A horse loves a good frolic, running and charging around to release
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