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PRANK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prank mean? 

PRANK (noun)
  The noun PRANK has 2 senses:

1. acting like a clown or buffoon
2. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

  Familiarity information: PRANK used as a noun is rare.


PRANK (verb)
  The verb PRANK has 2 senses:

1. dress or decorate showily or gaudily
2. dress up showily

  Familiarity information: PRANK used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRANK (noun)


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Meaning:

Acting like a clown or buffoon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

prank; japery; harlequinade; clowning; buffoonery; frivolity

Hypernyms ("prank" is a kind of...):

craziness; folly; foolery; indulgence; lunacy; tomfoolery (foolish or senseless behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prank"):

schtick; schtik; shtick; shtik ((Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning)


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Meaning:

A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

antic; prank; joke; put-on; trick; caper

Hypernyms ("prank" is a kind of...):

diversion; recreation (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prank"):

dirty trick (an unkind or aggressive trick)

practical joke (a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish))


PRANK (verb)


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Meaning:

Dress or decorate showily or gaudily

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

Roses were pranking the lawn

Hypernyms (to "prank" is one way to...):

adorn; beautify; decorate; embellish; grace; ornament (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2prank [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dress up showily

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

He pranked himself out in his best clothes

Hypernyms (to "prank" is one way to...):

attire; deck out; deck up; dress up; fancy up; fig out; fig up; get up; gussy up; overdress; prink; rig out; tog out; tog up; trick out; trick up (put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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