[ prang-kish ]
See synonyms for: prankishprankishness on

  1. of the nature of a prank: a prankish plan.

  2. full of pranks; playful: a prankish child; a prankish kitten.

Origin of prankish

First recorded in 1820–30; prank1 + -ish1

Other words from prankish

  • prank·ish·ly, adverb
  • prank·ish·ness, noun

Words Nearby prankish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use prankish in a sentence

  • No fault of his if Fate grew prankish and set the stage with gold brocade and an ancient boat and such a ferryman.

    Kenny | Leona Dalrymple
  • To Hal they seemed casual, purposeless; rather prankish, too, like a lot of urchins out on a lark.

    The Clarion | Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The wind, with a prankish flurry, flapped the flying newspaper against the face of the skittish bay.

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

    Isle o' Dreams | Frederick F. Moore
  • She was myself in miniature, and moreover the most witching, prankish, peppery elf that was ever made.

    At Last | Marion Harland