buffoonery, clowning, japery, frivolity, harlequinade, prank(noun)
acting like a clown or buffoon
antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on(verb)
a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
dress or decorate showily or gaudily
"Roses were pranking the lawn"
dress up showily
"He pranked himself out in his best clothes"
An evil deed; a malicious trick, an act of cruel deception.
A practical joke or mischievous trick.
To adorn in a showy manner; to dress or equip ostentatiously.
To perform a practical joke on; to trick.
To call someone's phone and promptly hang up
Origin: From pranken, probably from pronken, proncken. Cognate with prunken, prunken, prunke. Connected also with prangen, prangen, pragt, all from pranganan, from brAngh-. Sense of "mischievous act" from earlier verbal sense of "to be crafty or subtle, set in order, adjust". See also prink, prance.
to adorn in a showy manner; to dress or equip ostentatiously; -- often followed by up; as, to prank up the body. See Prink
to make ostentatious show
a gay or sportive action; a ludicrous, merry, or mischievous trick; a caper; a frolic
full of gambols or tricks
Origin: [Cf. E. prink, also G. prangen, prunken, to shine, to make a show, Dan. prange, prunke, Sw. prunka, D. pronken.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prangk, v.t. to display or adorn showily: to put in right order.—v.i. to make great show.—n. a sportive action: a mischievous trick.—n. Prank′er.—adv. Prank′ingly.—adjs. Prank′ish, Prank′some. [Closely akin to prink, a form of prick.]
The numerical value of prank in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of prank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was a stupid prank.
The higher the rank, the droller the prank.
We're sorry. It was just a prank. It was just trying to scare him.
Even though some might say this is just a teenage prank, who knows what this teenager might have done.
We were just watching the movie and I noticed that the exit to the right opened up, i told [ friend ] Ashley [ Kurz ], I think someone’s doing a prank right now that’s going to be very funny.
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- šprým, špás, kanadský žertCzech
- Streich, SchabernackGerman
- broma, inocentada, travesura, jugarretaSpanish
- temp, vempEstonian
- kepponen, elkeetFinnish
- farce, tourFrench
- cleasScottish Gaelic
- csínytevés, kópéság, huncutságHungarian
- burla, scherzo meschino, beffa, vigliaccataItalian
- 悪ふざけ, いたずらJapanese
- 농담, 弄談, 장난, 作亂Korean
- streek, grapDutch
- ablegøyerNorwegian Nynorsk
- trote, travessuraPortuguese
- проказа, шалость, выходка, проделка, шуткаRussian
- псине, psȉna, psine, пси̏наSerbo-Croatian
- hyss, streck, busstreck, busSwedish
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