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Definition of "caper" [ca•per]

  • A playful leap or hop. (noun)
  • A frivolous escapade or prank. (noun)
  • Slang An illegal plot or enterprise, especially one involving theft. (noun)
  • To leap or frisk about; frolic. (verb-intransitive)
  • A usually spiny Mediterranean shrub (Capparis spinosa) having white to pale lilac flowers and dehiscent fruits with reddish pulp. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "caper" in a sentence
  • "*Dans dans* *sings* Pinkee Pinkee Paw Pads * caper caper*"
  • "But all Toledo police have to work with in this caper is a gravestone carved with "Conard Yahn 1876-1898.""
  • "The High Society Cheesecake caper is one of many real-life turkey dramas playing out this spring in what could be called “Turkeys Gone Wild.”"