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Definition of "prank" []

  • A mischievous trick or practical joke. (noun)
  • To decorate or dress ostentatiously or gaudily. (verb-transitive)
  • To make an ostentatious display. (verb-intransitive)
  • A mischievous trick or joke, esp one in which something is done rather than said (noun)

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Use "prank" in a sentence
  • "Weiner compounded his predicament by calling a cable TV producer a jackass, reeling off a string of ill-advised, double-entendre wiener jokes and essentially reducing what he calls a "prank" to"
  • "Arenas, 28, pleaded guilty earlier in the year to violation of the district's gun laws by bringing four guns to the Verizon Center as part of what he called a prank on teammate Javaris Crittenton."
  • "Now he's a convicted felon, having been sentenced to 30 days in the halfway house for bringing guns into the locker room in December as part of what he called a prank to settle an argument over gambling debts with teammate Javaris Crittenton."