Capered



to leap or skip about in a sprightly manner; prance; frisk; gambol.
a playful leap or skip.
a prank or trick; harebrained escapade.
a frivolous, carefree episode or activity.
Slang. a criminal or illegal act, as a burglary or robbery.
cut a caper. cut (def 84).
Historical Examples

A Voyage with Captain Dynamite Charles Edward Rich
Cowboy Songs Various
Czechoslovak Fairy Tales Parker Fillmore
The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers J. Newton Terrill
An American Robinson Crusoe Samuel. B. Allison
Grandfather’s Chair Nathaniel Hawthorne
Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, January 28, 1893 Various
The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound Laura Lee Hope

noun
a playful skip or leap
a high-spirited escapade
cut a caper, cut capers

to skip or jump playfully
to act or behave playfully; frolic

(slang) a crime, esp an organized robbery
(Austral, informal) a job or occupation
(Austral, informal) a person’s behaviour
verb
(intransitive) to leap or dance about in a light-hearted manner
noun
a spiny trailing Mediterranean capparidaceous shrub, Capparis spinosa, with edible flower buds
any of various similar plants or their edible parts See also bean caper, capers
v.
n.

A drunken spree; a carouse; binge (1870s+)
A prank; stunt (1840s+)
A crime, esp a robbery (1920s+ Underworld)

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