Definition of escapade in English:


Line breaks: es¦cap|ade
Pronunciation: /ˈɛskəpeɪd
, ˌɛskəˈpeɪd


An act or incident involving excitement, daring, or adventure: he told of their escapade with a ‘borrowedtruck schoolgirl escapades
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  • In fact, he sometimes smiles mischievously when remembering escapades from his wild years.
  • Her escapades and experiences show just how like animals we humans really are.
  • It is often hard for children to believe their uncles and aunts and grandparents were young and in love and involved in exciting escapades.
exploit, stunt, caper, skylarking, mischief, romp, antic(s), fling, spree, prank, jape, game, trick;
adventure, venture, mission;
deed, feat, trial, experience, incident, occurrence, event, happening, episode, affair
informal lark, scrape, fooling around, shenanigans
rare frolic


mid 17th century (in the sense 'an escape'): from French, from Provençal or Spanish, from escapar 'to escape', based on medieval Latin ex- 'out of' + cappa 'cloak'. Compare with escape.

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