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prankish

[prang-kish]
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  1. of the nature of a prank: a prankish plan.
  2. full of pranks; playful: a prankish child; a prankish kitten.
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Origin of prankish

First recorded in 1820–30; prank1 + -ish1
Related formsprank·ish·ly, adverbprank·ish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for prankish

Historical Examples

  • The prankish action of the ghosts in cutting the pockets out of trousers.

    The Roycroft Dictionary

    Elbert Hubbard

  • Every child should know Mr. Cox's prankish, helpful Brownies.

  • That was all, but Peggy knew that it would serve its prankish purpose.

  • She chides them for their duplicity, then extols them for their prankish playfulness.

    The Vitalized School

    Francis B. Pearson

  • His limbs were stiff and sore; his face was drenched by the fine rain that had searched him out with prankish glee.

    The Man From Brodney's

    George Barr McCutcheon