noun es·ca·pade \ˈes-kə-ˌpād\

: an exciting, foolish, or dangerous experience or adventure

Full Definition of ESCAPADE

:  a usually adventurous action that runs counter to approved or conventional conduct

Examples of ESCAPADE

  1. As a teenager he embarked on a series of ill-advised escapades.
  2. <their escapades at the prep school became the stuff of boarding-school legend>

Origin of ESCAPADE

French, action of escaping, from Spanish escapada, from escapar to escape, from Vulgar Latin *excappare
First Known Use: 1667


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