Synonyms for prank
- high jinks
Antonyms for prank
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRANK
Having retired to his own house, he often played off many a prank.
In earliest youth he had been a merry prank; he was still a prank, but not often merry.
She smiled at him glowingly, thinking she had caught him at a prank.
Whether divine or of what origin I will not have judged by that night's prank of mine.
It might be a prank—or something like that—but it would n't be wrong.
Graham sank into a chair, looking like a small boy caught in a prank.
I declare I never can tell what prank you will be up to next.
As he stated, "It was far too good a prank to keep it to myself."
Had it not been for this, I should have punished the lad severely for the prank he has played.
Bernard, I must request you never to play such a prank again.
"a ludicrous trick" [Johnson], 1520s, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to obsolete verb prank "decorate, dress up" (mid-15c.), related to Middle Low German prank "display" (cf. also Dutch pronken, German prunken "to make a show, to strut"). The verb in the modern sense also is from 1520s. Related: Pranked; pranking.