What does the word caper mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To leap playfully; frisk.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Leaping or frisking; prank.

Usage examples for caper

  1. But when the story came complete at last- and this always sprang on him quite suddenly- he wanted to caper and fling his arms about and sing aloud; and did so, if nobody happened to be looking. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. They curvet and caper to be forward unavailingly. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. He 's got about eight feet by five to caper on, and all London gaping at him- geese! – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
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