A bear cub scampers in the grass.
- The definition of a scamper is a quick and light run.
An example of a scamper is a child skipping over to her friend.
- Scamper is defined as to run quickly and lightly.
An example of to scamper is for a bunny to go hopping off into the woods.
Origin of scamperprobably from Middle French escamper, to flee from Italian scampare from Vulgar Latin an unverified form excampare, to decamp from Classical Latin ex, out + campus, field of battle: see campus
intransitive verbscam·pered, scam·per·ing, scam·pers
Origin of scamperProbably from Flemish schampeeren frequentative of obsolete Dutch schampen to run away, decamp from Middle Dutch ontscampen from Old French escamper from Old Italian scampare from Vulgar Latin excampāre from Latin ex campō out of the field ex away ; see ex- . campō ablative of campus field ; see campus.
- A quick, light run.
(third-person singular simple present scampers, present participle scampering, simple past and past participle scampered)