For centuries, on the first of April people have pranked one another just for the lolz.
There is this unspoken idea that if you participate in it you will be mocked and trolled and pranked.
Why have you pranked yourself out, spent an hour I dare say in making yourself pretty to-day?
The poles were pranked with nosegays, and a chaplet was hung round the horns of every ox.
Some meadows in the distance, pranked with ranunculuses, looked like stretches of green water reflecting a starry sky.
The earth is so very fair, all pranked with "smalle flowres" and green leaves, that the sun is grievously loth to leave her.
Women and children, not at synagogue, showed themselves at the doors, pranked in their best.
And never was Corsanico more charming, all drenched in sunlight and pranked out with fresh green.
The woodways were pranked with shadows and the fields with the purple of the asters.
"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.