scamper


1scam·per

intransitive verb \ˈskam-pər\

: to run or move quickly and often playfully

scam·peredscam·per·ing \-p(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of SCAMPER

:  to run nimbly and usually playfully about

Examples of SCAMPER

  1. The kids were scampering around the yard.
  2. A mouse scampered across the floor.

Origin of SCAMPER

probably from obsolete Dutch schampen to flee, from Middle French escamper, from Italian scampare, from Vulgar Latin *excampare to decamp, from Latin ex- + campus field
First Known Use: 1685

2scamper

noun

Definition of SCAMPER

:  a playful or hurried run or movement

First Known Use of SCAMPER

1697

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