a trick of an amusing, playful, or sometimes malicious nature.
Other definitions for prank (2 of 2)
to dress or adorn in an ostentatious manner: They were all pranked out in their fanciest clothes.
to make an ostentatious show or display.
- un·pranked, adjective
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How to use prank in a sentence
We reserve the right to any legal action to prevent new pranks of the kind.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies | Asawin Suebsaeng | December 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The “victim,” actor Nick Santonastasso, is no stranger to pulling pranks.Breakdancing Brad Pitt, Chainsaw Massacre Prank, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The pantheon of Sediuk pranks ranges from sneakily clever to blatantly rude.An Analysis of Vitalii Sediuk’s Pranks (He’s the Guy Who Touched Brad Pitt) | Amy Zimmerman | May 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Greece, they sneak into homes to scare children, and in Scandinavia, the gnomes play pranks.
In the Netherlands, St. Nick has Zwarte Piet (Black Pete), a type of servant who hands out pranks as well as candy.
Martha played the most inconsiderate pranks with its centre of gravity, but quite in vain.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
People at first laughed at your silly pranks, hoping you would return to your senses.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
She has several daughters, who p. 10occasionally accompany her in her expeditions and assist her in the commission of her pranks.The Story of Yvashka with the Bear's Ear | Anonymous
You see, he was quite a boy when he left us, and he used to tell us funny stories about the pranks that the midshipmen played.A Roving Commission | G. A. Henty
Dacres' little pranks were invariably intended to be of a harmless nature, but sometimes the result surpassed his expectations.The Dreadnought of the Air | Percy F. Westerman
British Dictionary definitions for prank (1 of 2)
a mischievous trick or joke, esp one in which something is done rather than said
- prankish, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for prank (2 of 2)
(tr) to dress or decorate showily or gaudily
(intr) to make an ostentatious display
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