scamper
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈskæmpə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈskæmpɚ/
Noun

scamper (plural scampers)

  1. A quick, light run.
Verb

scamper (scampers, present participle scampering; past and past participle scampered)

  1. (intransitive) To run quickly and lightly, especially in a playful or undignified manner.
    The dog scampered after the squirrel.
    • 1912: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 1
      The younger and lighter members of his tribe scampered to the higher branches of the great trees to escape his wrath; risking their lives upon branches that scarce supported their weight rather than face old Kerchak in one of his fits of uncontrolled anger.
Synonyms Translations Noun

scamper (plural scampers)

  1. One who skimps or does slipshod work.
    Synonyms: skimper



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