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Meaning of PRANK

Pronunciation:  prangk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  acting like a clown or buffoon
  2. [n]  a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  3. [v]  dress up showily; "He pranked himself out in his best clothes"
  4. [v]  dress or decorate showily or gaudily; "Roses were pranking the lawn"

PRANK is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: antic, buffoonery, caper, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, joke, put-on, trick
 See Also: adorn, attire, beautify, deck out, deck up, decorate, dirty trick, diversion, dress up, embellish, fancy up, fig out, fig up, folly, foolery, get up, grace, gussy up, indulgence, ornament, overdress, practical joke, prink, recreation, rig out, tog out, tog up, tomfoolery, trick out, trick up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Prank\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pranked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Pranking}.] [Cf. E. prink, also G. prangen, prunken, to
    shine, to make a show, Dan. prange, prunke, Sw. prunka, D.
    To adorn in a showy manner; to dress or equip ostentatiously;
    -- often followed by up; as, to prank up the body. See
          In sumptuous tire she joyed herself to prank.
  2. \Prank\, v. i.
    To make ostentatious show.
          White houses prank where once were huts. --M. Arnold.
  3. \Prank\, n.
    A gay or sportive action; a ludicrous, merry, or mischievous
    trick; a caper; a frolic. --Spenser.
          The harpies . . . played their accustomed pranks. --Sir
                                                   W. Raleigh.
          His pranks have been too broad to bear with. --Shak.
  4. \Prank\, a.
    Full of gambols or tricks. [Obs.]
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adorn, antic, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, caper, caprice, color, conceit, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, dizen, doll up, dress, dress up, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enrich, escapade, fancy, fancy up, fig out, fix up, fooling, freak, frivolity, frolic, furbish, gambol, garnish, get up, grace, gussy up, high jinks, horseplay, jape, jest, lark, levity, lightness, mischief, monkeyshine, monkeyshines, ornament, overdress, paint, play, practical joke, prank up, preen, prettify, pretty up, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, rag out, redecorate, redo, refurbish, rollick, roughhouse, rowdiness, set off, set out, shenanigans, shines, skylarking, slick up, smarten, smarten up, spiff, sport, spruce up, stunt, titivate, tomfoolery, trick, trick out, trick up, trim, vagary, waggish trick, wheeze, whim, whimsy