Meaning of “caper” in the English Dictionary

"caper" in British English

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caperverb [ I + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈkeɪ.pər/ us /ˈkeɪ.pɚ/

to run and jump about in an energetic, happy way


uk /ˈkeɪ.pər/ us /ˈkeɪ.pɚ/

(Definition of “caper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"caper" in American English

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us /ˈkeɪ·pər/

caper noun (ACTIVITY)

[ C ] an act of stealing or other illegal activity:

a bank caper

[ C ] A caper is also an action that is amusing but wrong:

In this latest caper, Bell was caught using a doctored bat.

caper noun (FOOD)

(Definition of “caper” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)