Definition for PRANK

PRANK, n. [W. pranc.]

  1. Properly, a sudden start or sally. [See Prance.] Hence, a wild flight; a capering; a gambol.
  2. A capricious action; a ludicrous or merry trick, or a mischievous act, rather for sport than injury. Children often play their pranks on each other. In came the harpies and played their accustomed pranks. – Ralegh.

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