- to dress or adorn in an ostentatious manner: They were all pranked out in their fanciest clothes.
- to make an ostentatious show or display.
Origin of prank2
Examples from the Web for pranked
For centuries, on the first of April people have pranked one another just for the lolz.Lame Duck Laughs From Political Pranksters
April 1, 2014
There is this unspoken idea that if you participate in it you will be mocked and trolled and pranked.More Shocking Than Online Suicides Are the Crowds Who Clamor to Watch
December 10, 2013
The poles were pranked with nosegays, and a chaplet was hung round the horns of every ox.Harold, Complete
The woodways were pranked with shadows and the fields with the purple of the asters.Anne Of The Island
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Some meadows in the distance, pranked with ranunculuses, looked like stretches of green water reflecting a starry sky.After the Divorce
The earth is so very fair, all pranked with "smalle flowres" and green leaves, that the sun is grievously loth to leave her.Red as a Rose is She
Women and children, not at synagogue, showed themselves at the doors, pranked in their best.The Grandchildren of the Ghetto
- a mischievous trick or joke, esp one in which something is done rather than said
- (tr) to dress or decorate showily or gaudily
- (intr) to make an ostentatious display
Word Origin and History for pranked
"a ludicrous trick" [Johnson], 1520s, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to obsolete verb prank "decorate, dress up" (mid-15c.), related to Middle Low German prank "display" (cf. also Dutch pronken, German prunken "to make a show, to strut"). The verb in the modern sense also is from 1520s. Related: Pranked; pranking.