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”).