Caper meaning

kāpər
Caper means to skip in a playful manner.

An example of to caper is for children to joyfully skip down the street.

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A playful leap or hop.
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The definition of a caper is a pickled bud from a juniper bush, a playful skip or a trick.

An example of a caper is the tiny green ball used in the sauce served with veal piccata.

An example of a caper is a joyful hop.

An example of a caper is a senior prank.

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A frivolous escapade or prank.
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(slang) An illegal plot or enterprise, especially one involving theft.
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To leap or frisk about; frolic.
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A usually spiny Mediterranean shrub (Capparis spinosa) having white to pale lilac flowers and dehiscent fruits with reddish pulp.
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A pickled flower bud of this plant, used as a pungent condiment in sauces, relishes, and various other dishes.
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A usually spiny Mediterranean shrub (Capparis spinosa) having white to pale lilac flowers and dehiscent fruits with reddish pulp.
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A pickled flower bud of this plant, used as a pungent condiment in sauces, relishes, and various other dishes.
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To skip or jump about in a playful manner; frisk; gambol.
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A playful jump or leap.
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A wild, foolish action or prank.
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(slang) A criminal plan or act, esp. a robbery.
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Any of these buds.
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Designating a family (Capparaceae) of dicotyledonous plants (order Capparales), including the bee plant and cleome.
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A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank.
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A crime, especially theft, or a narrative about such a crime.
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To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.
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A vessel formerly used by the Dutch; privateer.
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The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper (Capparis spinosa), which is pickled and eaten.
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A plant of the genus Capparis.
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(Scotland) The capercaillie.
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cut a caper
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of caper

  • Middle English capar ultimately (probably via back-formation from earlier caperis caper bush) (taken as a plural with the ending -s) from Latin capparis from Greek kapparis of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English capar ultimately (probably via back-formation from earlier caperis caper bush) (taken as a plural with the ending -s) from Latin capparis from Greek kapparis of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of capriole

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary

  • Shortening of capercaillie.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Dutch kaper.

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening of capriole.

    From Wiktionary