Word of the Day: Prank

prank prank / ˈpraŋk noun 1. a trick, usually done in a mischievous manner If wit is the most sophisticated form of humor, pranks are the most juvenile. Maureen Dowd, 1952- verb 1. to play a trick on someone Pranking exposes the truth that underneath this appearance of order is joy, laughter, and disorder. Mac Barnett, 1982- 2. to dress ostentatiously He pranked himself out in his best clothes. wordwebonline.com/en/PRANK Etymology: prank: derivation uncertain, probably Germanic (see the Dutch verb pronken, to make a show). Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology