noun \ˈpraŋk\

: a trick that is done to someone usually as a joke

Full Definition of PRANK

:  trick:
a obsolete :  a malicious act
b :  a mildly mischievous act
c :  a ludicrous act

Examples of PRANK

  1. He enjoys playing pranks on his friends.
  2. <as a prank, several students managed to change all the classroom clocks to different times>

Origin of PRANK

obsolete prank to play tricks
First Known Use: circa 1529



Definition of PRANK

intransitive verb
:  to show oneself off
transitive verb
:  to dress or adorn gaily or showily

Origin of PRANK

probably from Dutch pronken to strut; akin to Middle High German gebrunkel glitter of metal
First Known Use: 15th century


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