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scamper

[ skam-per ]
/ ˈskæm pər /
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verb (used without object)

to run or go hastily or quickly.
to run playfully about, as a child.

noun

a scampering; a quick run.

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Origin of scamper

1680–90; obsolete scamp to go (see scamp) + -er6
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British Dictionary definitions for scamper

scamper
/ (ˈskæmpə) /

verb (intr)

to run about playfully
(often foll by through) to hurry quickly through (a place, task, book, etc)

noun

the act of scampering
scamperer, noun
C17: probably from scamp (vb); see scamp 1
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