- The definition of an escapade is an adventure, or a daring and exciting act.
An example of an escapade is a surprise road trip to exciting destinations.
- Archaic an escape from restraint or confinement
- a reckless adventure or prank
Origin of escapadeFrench ; from Spanish escapada ; from escapar, to escape, flee ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form excappare: see escape
Origin of escapadeFrench, a trick, an escape, from Old French, from Old Spanish escapada (from escapar, to escape) or from Old Italian scappata (from scappare, to escape), both from Vulgar Latin *excappāre, to escape; see escape.
From French escapade (“the act of escaping; a trick”), from Old Spanish escapada, from escapar (“to escape”), from Vulgar Latin *excappō (“to escape”).