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[prang-kish] /ˈpræŋ kɪʃ/
of the nature of a prank:
a prankish plan.
full of pranks; playful:
a prankish child; a prankish kitten.
Origin of prankish
First recorded in 1820-30; prank1 + -ish1
Related forms
prankishly, adverb
prankishness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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
  • To mark this last ball of the year the young officers introduced some of the prankish features of their happy cadet days.

    Betty at Fort Blizzard

    Molly Elliot Seawell
  • Incomplete as it may be: youthful and prankish as some of it is, the thought and manner of the time are imaged there.

  • This prankish mood of the crew was shown in their efforts to make Dinshaw uncomfortable.

    Isle o' Dreams Frederick F. Moore
  • The wind, with a prankish flurry, flapped the flying newspaper against the face of the skittish bay.


    O. Henry
  • She was myself in miniature, and moreover the most witching, prankish, peppery elf that was ever made.

    At Last Marion Harland

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