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scamper

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intransitive verb scam·per \ˈskam-pər\

Simple Definition of scamper

  • : to run or move quickly and often playfully

Full Definition of scamper

scam·peredscam·per·ing play \-p(ə-)riŋ\

  1. :  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

Rhymes with scamper


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scamper

noun scam·per

Definition of scamper

  1. :  a playful or hurried run or movement



1697

First Known Use of scamper

1697



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