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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

Derived forms of scamper

scamperer, noun

Word Origin for scamper

C17: probably from scamp (vb); see scamp 1
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