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scamper

play
intransitive verb scam·per \ˈskam-pər\

Definition of scamper

scampered

scampering

play \-p(ə-)riŋ\
  1. :  to run nimbly and usually playfully about

Examples of scamper in a sentence

  1. The kids were scampering around the yard.

  2. A mouse scampered across the floor.

Origin and Etymology 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


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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


SCAMPER Defined for English Language Learners

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scamper

play
intransitive verb scam·per \ˈskam-pər\

Definition of scamper for English Language Learners

  • : to run or move quickly and often playfully


SCAMPER Defined for Kids

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scamper

play
verb scam·per \ˈskam-pər\

Definition of scamper for Students

scampered

scampering

  1. :  to run or move quickly and often playfully about


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scamper

play
noun scam·per

Definition of scamper for Students

  1. :  a hurried and often playful run or movement



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