Children scampering off to play.
An example of to scamper is for a bunny to go hopping off into the woods.
An example of a scamper is a child skipping over to her friend.
Origin of scamper
- Probably 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 ex– campō ablative of campus field
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition