Simple Definition of scamper
: to run or move quickly and often playfully
Full Definition of scamper
scam·peredscam·per·ing play \-p(ə-)riŋ\
: to run nimbly and usually playfully about
Examples of scamper
The kids were scampering around the yard.
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
Definition of scamper
: a playful or hurried run or movement
First Known Use of scamper
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