prankish

adjective
prank·​ish | \ ˈpraŋ-kish How to pronounce prankish (audio) \

Definition of prankish

1 : full of pranks a prankish child
2 : having the nature of a prank prankish acts

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Other Words from prankish

prankishly adverb
prankishness noun

Examples of prankish in a Sentence

told the prankish lad that someone would eventually get hurt if he kept it up
Recent Examples on the Web Some of the jokes may be prankish, but there’s no cruelty in them. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "25 Years Later, Dumb and Dumber Is More Than Just the Gold Standard for Toilet Humor," 23 Dec. 2019 Fake events on Facebook have taken off as a prankish form of internet humor in the last five years, including Limp Bizkit concerts in Detroit and Smash Mouth in Tulsa. Dylan Bouscher, The Denver Post, "The internet’s memes and reactions to Area 51 raiders," 16 July 2019 Fake events on Facebook have taken off as a prankish form of internet humor in the last five years, including Limp Bizkit concerts in Detroit and Smash Mouth in Tulsa. Dylan Bouscher, The Denver Post, "The internet’s memes and reactions to Area 51 raiders," 16 July 2019 Fake events on Facebook have taken off as a prankish form of internet humor in the last five years, including Limp Bizkit concerts in Detroit and Smash Mouth in Tulsa. Dylan Bouscher, The Denver Post, "The internet’s memes and reactions to Area 51 raiders," 16 July 2019 Fake events on Facebook have taken off as a prankish form of internet humor in the last five years, including Limp Bizkit concerts in Detroit and Smash Mouth in Tulsa. Dylan Bouscher, The Denver Post, "The internet’s memes and reactions to Area 51 raiders," 16 July 2019 Fake events on Facebook have taken off as a prankish form of internet humor in the last five years, including Limp Bizkit concerts in Detroit and Smash Mouth in Tulsa. Dylan Bouscher, The Denver Post, "The internet’s memes and reactions to Area 51 raiders," 16 July 2019 Fake events on Facebook have taken off as a prankish form of internet humor in the last five years, including Limp Bizkit concerts in Detroit and Smash Mouth in Tulsa. Dylan Bouscher, The Denver Post, "The internet’s memes and reactions to Area 51 raiders," 16 July 2019 Fake events on Facebook have taken off as a prankish form of internet humor in the last five years, including Limp Bizkit concerts in Detroit and Smash Mouth in Tulsa. Dylan Bouscher, The Denver Post, "The internet’s memes and reactions to Area 51 raiders," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of prankish

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Prankish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prankish. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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