Prank

Definition of Prank

v. t.1.To adorn in a showy manner; to dress or equip ostentatiously; - often followed by up; as, to prank up the body. See Prink.
[imp. & p. p. Pranked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pranking.]
In sumptuous tire she joyed herself to prank.
- Spenser.
v. i.1.To make ostentatious show.
White houses prank where once were huts.
- M. Arnold.
n.1.A gay or sportive action; a ludicrous, merry, or mischievous trick; a caper; a frolic.
The harpies . . . played their accustomed pranks.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
His pranks have been too broad to bear with.
- Shak.
a.1.Full of gambols or tricks.

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