Escapade Es`ca*pade", n. [F., fr. Sp. escapada escape, fr. escapar to escape; or F., fr. It. scappata escape, escapade, fr. scappare to escape. see {Escape}.] 1. The fling of a horse, or ordinary kicking back of his heels; a gambol. [1913 Webster]

2. Act by which one breaks loose from the rules of propriety or good sense; a freak; a prank. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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