escapade

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɛskəpeɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛskəˌpeɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(eskə pād′, es′kə pād)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
es•ca•pade /ˈɛskəˌpeɪd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a reckless act or adventure;
    a wild or dangerous prank or trick.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
es•ca•pade  (eskə pād′, es′kə pād),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a reckless adventure or wild prank.
  2. an escape from confinement or restraint.
  • Spanish escapada, equivalent. to escap(ar) to escape + -ada -ade1
  • French
  • 1645–55
    caper, antic, caprice.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
escapade /ˈɛskəˌpeɪd; ˌɛskəˈpeɪd/ n
  1. a wild or exciting adventure, esp one that is mischievous or unlawful; scrape
  2. any lighthearted or carefree episode; prank; romp
Etymology: 17th Century: from French, from Old Italian scappata, from Vulgar Latin ex-cappāre (unattested) to escape
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