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prank

play
noun \ˈpraŋk\

Definition of prank

  1. :  trick:a obsolete :  a malicious actb :  a mildly mischievous actc :  a ludicrous act

Examples of prank in a Sentence

  1. He enjoys playing pranks on his friends.

  2. as a prank, several students managed to change all the classroom clocks to different times

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Origin and Etymology of prank

obsolete prank to play tricks


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prank

verb

Definition of prank

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to show oneself off

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to dress or adorn gaily or showily

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Origin and Etymology of prank

probably from Dutch pronken to strut; akin to Middle High German gebrunkel glitter of metal


PRANK Defined for English Language Learners

prank

play
noun

Definition of prank for English Language Learners

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


PRANK Defined for Kids

prank

play
noun \ˈpraŋk\

Definition of prank for Students

  1. :  a mischievous act :  practical joke



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