Word of the Day: Prank
prank / ˈpraŋk
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-
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.
prank: derivation uncertain, probably Germanic (see the Dutch verb pronken, to make a show).
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology