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escapade

[ es-kuh-peyd, es-kuh-peyd ]
/ ˈɛs kəˌpeɪd, ˌɛs kəˈpeɪd /
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noun

a reckless adventure or wild prank.
an escape from confinement or restraint.

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Origin of escapade

1645–55; <French <Spanish escapada, equivalent to escap(ar) to escape + -ada-ade1
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British Dictionary definitions for escapade

escapade
/ (ˈɛskəˌpeɪd, ˌɛskəˈpeɪd) /

noun

a wild or exciting adventure, esp one that is mischievous or unlawful; scrape
any lighthearted or carefree episode; prank; romp

Word Origin for escapade

C17: from French, from Old Italian scappata, from Vulgar Latin ex-cappāre (unattested) to escape
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