We wanted to touch base on everything—the jokes, the girls, pranking on each other.
It was on a Wednesday that the pranking army of high-mettled warriors issued forth from the ancient gates of Antiquera.
He would never abuse an animal, unless, as in the Pain-killer incident, his tendency to pranking ran away with him.
Perhaps it was a solemn farce enacted by pranking existences that throng the shadows lying along the border of another world.
"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.