caper

[ key-per ]SEE DEFINITION OF caper

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAPER

Adams gave a caper, and cry'd out, "It would do; for that he had sixpence himself."

Caper sauce, by adding capers; or, as a substitute, chopped gherkin.

If roasted, it should be served with red-currant jelly; if boiled, with caper sauce.

So saying, Hilbert began to caper about the deck in the exuberance of his joy.

So saying, Rollo began to caper about with delight, and then ran off to meet his uncle.

Caper's painting for the display was rejected for some reason.

Caper asked him, when he first saw him after his return to the city.

David jumped up and began to caper, while the Phoenix beamed.

It was just a young people's caper, and he thought it rather amusing.

Anybody who planned a caper would sure have to plan it well.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, apparently short for obsolete capriole "to leap, skip," probably from Italian capriolare "jump in the air" (see cab). Related: Capered; capering.

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