What does prank mean?

Definitions for prank
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prank.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. buffoonery, clowning, japery, frivolity, harlequinade, pranknoun

    acting like a clown or buffoon

  2. antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-onverb

    a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

  3. prankverb

    dress or decorate showily or gaudily

    "Roses were pranking the lawn"

  4. prankverb

    dress up showily

    "He pranked himself out in his best clothes"

Wiktionary

  1. pranknoun

    An evil deed; a malicious trick, an act of cruel deception.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. pranknoun

    A practical joke or mischievous trick.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. prankverb

    To adorn in a showy manner; to dress or equip ostentatiously.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. prankverb

    To perform a practical joke on; to trick.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. prankverb

    To call someone's phone and promptly hang up

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prankverb

    to adorn in a showy manner; to dress or equip ostentatiously; -- often followed by up; as, to prank up the body. See Prink

    Etymology: [Cf. E. prink, also G. prangen, prunken, to shine, to make a show, Dan. prange, prunke, Sw. prunka, D. pronken.]

  2. Prankverb

    to make ostentatious show

    Etymology: [Cf. E. prink, also G. prangen, prunken, to shine, to make a show, Dan. prange, prunke, Sw. prunka, D. pronken.]

  3. Pranknoun

    a gay or sportive action; a ludicrous, merry, or mischievous trick; a caper; a frolic

    Etymology: [Cf. E. prink, also G. prangen, prunken, to shine, to make a show, Dan. prange, prunke, Sw. prunka, D. pronken.]

  4. Prankadjective

    full of gambols or tricks

    Etymology: [Cf. E. prink, also G. prangen, prunken, to shine, to make a show, Dan. prange, prunke, Sw. prunka, D. pronken.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prank

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prank in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of prank in a Sentence

  1. Kyle Plush:

    Kyle Plush parents do it how Kyle Plush parents did it in the old days, write it down on an index card and the card is handed to someone somehow sending the person dispatching on that channel, he said. Plush suffocated after he became trapped under the third-row seat that flipped and pinned him while he was trying to reach his tennis equipment. The teenager told 911 operators where he was located, but authorities were not able to find him. A deputy sent to the scene soon after called in to report that he could n’t find anyone trapped in a van, and questioned if the call had been a prank. 911 DISPATCHER WHO ANSWERED CALL FROM BOY CRUSHED BY MINIVAN SEAT COMPLAINED ABOUT JOB DAYS BEFORE INCIDENT Police said Amber Smith, the 911 operator who answered Plush’s second call, failed to relay information to the additional officers who were at the scene. During the call, Plush explained to Smith the call was not a joke. I am trapped inside my gold Honda Odyssey van in the parking lot of the Seven Hills... Send officers immediately, Plush pleaded. I ’m almost dead.

  2. Joshua James:

    It was a stupid prank.

  3. Darnell Hicks:

    I didnt think nothing of it [at first], i thought they were just playing games with me, like a prank.

  4. Jimmy Kimmel:

    There are two dozen articles – and thousands of comments online – suggesting that this is a prank – and I am responsible for it, and I have to say – that’s disappointing. You play like 50 pranks and all of a sudden people don't trust you anymore.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Most people have such a selfish mind that they can't even find the kind heart enshrined in own soul, so obviously often take ‘COMPLAINT’ made against them by others in prank as own ‘COMPLIMENT ‘only.

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