Capers



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).
a spiny shrub, Capparis spinosa, of Mediterranean regions, having roundish leaves and solitary white flowers.
its flower bud, which is pickled and used for garnish or seasoning.
Contemporary Examples

How Top Chefs Stay Thin Rachel Syme December 14, 2009
How Top Chefs Stay Thin Rachel Syme December 14, 2009
Fresh Picks Donatella Arpaia August 10, 2009

Historical Examples

Beasley’s Christmas Party Booth Tarkington
Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches Eliza Leslie
The Talking Leaves William O. Stoddard
The Italian Cook Book Maria Gentile
Mr. Britling Sees It Through H. G. Wells
Colorado Jim George Goodchild
The Cruise of the Cachalot Frank T. Bullen

plural noun
the flower buds of the caper plant, which are pickled and used as a condiment
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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