Definition of scamper in English:


Syllabification: scamp·er
Pronunciation: /ˈskampər


[no object]


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  • An act of scampering.
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    • The dim, yellow light each one was shedding cast shadows off the crates and barrels carelessly piled along the length of the alley, and occasionally a squeak and a scamper echoed throughout the area.
    • I set out at a full-tilt scamper, leaping over the tops of pedestrians and passing cars in search of a victim for my rustling.
    • Then, with a raspy scamper, a team of grey squirrels descended on our picnic table to clear crumbs faster than any vacuum cleaner.


late 17th century (in the sense 'run away'): probably from scamp2.

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