caper
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈkeɪpɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈkeɪpə/
Noun

caper (plural capers)

  1. A playful leap or jump.
  2. A jump while dancing.
  3. A prank or practical joke.
  4. i usually in plural Playful behaviour.
  5. (figuratively) A crime, especially an elaborate heist, or a narrative about such a crime.
Related terms Translations Verb

caper (capers, present participle capering; past and past participle capered)

  1. To leap or jump about in a sprightly or playful manner.
  2. To jump as part of a dance.
  3. To engage in playful behaviour.
Translations Noun

caper (plural capers)

  1. A vessel formerly used by the Dutch; privateer.
Noun

caper (plural capers)

  1. The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper (Capparis spinosa), which is pickled and eaten.
  2. A plant of the genus Capparis.
    Synonyms: caper bush, caper tree, caperberry
Translations Translations Noun

caper (plural capers)

  1. (Scotland) The capercaillie.



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