Definitions for: Prank


[n] acting like a clown or buffoon
[n] a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
[v] dress up showily; "He pranked himself out in his best clothes"
[v] dress or decorate showily or gaudily; "Roses were pranking the lawn"



Webster (1913) Definition: Prank, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pranked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Pranking.] [Cf. E. prink, also G. prangen, prunken, to
shine, to make a show, Dan. prange, prunke, Sw. prunka, D.
pronken.]
To adorn in a showy manner; to dress or equip ostentatiously;
-- often followed by up; as, to prank up the body. See
Prink.

In sumptuous tire she joyed herself to prank.
--Spenser.


Prank, v. i.
To make ostentatious show.

White houses prank where once were huts. --M. Arnold.


Prank, n.
A gay or sportive action; a ludicrous, merry, or mischievous
trick; a caper; a frolic. --Spenser.

The harpies . . . played their accustomed pranks. --Sir
W. Raleigh.

His pranks have been too broad to bear with. --Shak.


Prank, a.
Full of gambols or tricks. [Obs.]

Synonyms: antic, buffoonery, caper, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, joke, put-on, trick

See Also: adorn, attire, beautify, deck out, deck up, decorate, dirty trick, diversion, dress up, embellish, fancy up, fig out, fig up, folly, foolery, get up, grace, gussy up, indulgence, ornament, overdress, practical joke, prink, recreation, rig out, tog out, tog up, tomfoolery, trick out, trick up

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