Scamper Definition

skămpər
scampered, scampering, scampers
verb
scampered, scampering, scampers
To run or go hurriedly or quickly.
Webster's New World
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noun
scampers
The act of scampering.
Webster's New World
A quick light run or movement.
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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

  • First attested in 1687. Origin uncertain, but possibly from Dutch schamperen, from Old French escamper, from Italian scampare (“to run away").

    From Wiktionary

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