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scamper

verb scam·per \ ˈskam-pər \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of scamper

scampered; scampering play \ˈskam-p(ə-)riŋ\
intransitive verb
: 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.

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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


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scamper

noun

Definition of scamper

: a playful or hurried run or movement

Recent Examples of scamper from the Web

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First Known Use of scamper

1697


SCAMPER Defined for English Language Learners

scamper

verb

Definition of scamper for English Language Learners

  • : to run or move quickly and often playfully


SCAMPER Defined for Kids

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scamper

verb scam·per \ ˈskam-pər \

Definition of scamper for Students

scampered; scampering
: to run or move quickly and often playfully about

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scamper

noun

Definition of scamper for Students

: a hurried and often playful run or movement


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