verb (used without object)
- capelli d'angelo,
- caper family,
Origin of caper1
Origin of caper2
Examples from the Web for caper
I sought them out and mapped out what a true-to-life 21st-century caper would look like at the most powerful bank in capitalism.Book Bag: The Best Heists in Fact, Film, and Fiction|Matthew Quirk|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For instance, Antonio Reyna met English in a McAllen bar the night before the caper and somehow wound up in the van the next day.
A week after the caper, Brian Wedgworth, the lookout, went back to the border wall.
What is fact regarding the U.S. version is that it started off as a North by Northwest-style caper for Tom Cruise.
They followed their first film with the James Bond-ish caper Help!
He would sit watching Nanny nibbling with her front teeth the capers of the caper sauce, and he would hate her.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
Caper, learning that she was a widow, did not know but what her affections were straying his way.
During the two hours that Caper and Rocjean studied the scenery, guard was relieved four times.
In one of these parties, an Indian, hearing the family speak Welsh, began to jump and caper as if he had been out of his senses.America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D.|Benjamin Franklin Bowen
Rocjean came into Caper's studio one morning, evidently having something to communicate.
- to skip or jump playfully
- to act or behave playfully; frolic
Word Origin for caper
Word Origin for caper
1580s, apparently short for obsolete capriole "to leap, skip," probably from Italian capriolare "jump in the air" (see cab). Related: Capered; capering.
type of prickly Mediterranean bush, also in reference to the plant's edible buds, late 14c., from Latin capparis (source of Italian cappero, French câpre, German Kaper), from Greek kapparis "the caper plant or its fruit," of uncertain origin. Arabic kabbar, Persian kabar are from Greek. Perhaps reborrowed into English 16c. The final -s was mistaken for a plural inflection in English and dropped.
by 1590s, "playful leap or jump," from caper (v.); meaning "prank" is from 1840; that of "crime" is from 1926. To cut capers "dance in a frolicsome way" is from c.1600.