What does the word scamper mean?

Usage examples for scamper

  1. At this moment I saw the boy who had been speaking with Henry dart off suddenly, and scamper away in the direction of the village. – Ellen Middleton--A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton
  2. I will call Scamper, Buster, Wink, and Wiggle. – Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D. by Nellie M. Leonard
  3. But the cattle proceeded, as if seized with a sudden madness, to scamper about, then to gather together, squeezing closer and closer, and snuffing as before. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich