Verb. An idiom used to absolve one’s self from blame after nefarious acts; especially when the acts are criminal charges of child molestation and rape.
Jerry Sandusky on NBC News’ “Rock Center”, “We were showering and horsing around, and he actually turned all the showers on and was actually sliding across the floor, and we were, as I recall, possibly like snapping a towel – horseplay,"
Roughousing, sometimes mock-wrestling, usually between two boys of similar age. "Horseplay" at first glance looks like actual fighting or wrestling until the more playful "fooling around" element become visible, but horseplay sometimes can deteriorate into real fighting.
A Midwestern urban regionalism means the same but includes a "get your back" connotation: grabass. No one considers that homoerotic.
"I told you, boys, no horseplay standing in line. You're not getting into the theater if you don't stop fooling around like that."
When two or more male athletes wrestle while naked.
The parents had to wait outside the locker room for a very long time because of all the horseplay going on inside.
A noun. rough and boisterous play which, in light of the Penn State Scandal has become forever tainted thanks to a certain pedophile
adj. showering with underage boys (like 10-12 year old boys) and touching their legs but in a supposed non-sexual way.
"We were showering and horsing around, and he actually turned all the showers on and was actually sliding across the floor, and we were, as I recall, possibly like snapping a towel — horseplay" -Jerry Sandusky (phone interview with Bob Costas)
You know it's time to hit the showers at Penn State for some horseplay when the big hand touches the little hand.
Tomfoolery; clowning; general jack-ass behavior. Upsetting to those who like peace and quiet and/or are old in age and generally angry or grouchy.
1. All these drunken fools running around....HEY! NO HORSEPLAY!
2. I want no part of the moshing in the elevator horseplay!
pretending you are horses during sex and being referred to as a rowdy thoroughbred!
man, thorouhbred is what she said when we were horse playing around in the back of my truck bed