prankish
adjective Date: 1827 1. full of pranks <
a prankish child
>
2. having the nature of a prank <
prankish acts
>
prankishly adverbprankishness noun

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  • Prankish — Prank ish, a. Full of pranks; frolicsome. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prankish — [praŋ′kish] adj. 1. full of pranks; mischievous or frolicsome 2. like a prank prankishly adv. prankishness n …   English World dictionary

  • prankish — prankishly, adv. prankishness, n. /prang kish/, adj. 1. of the nature of a prank: a prankish plan. 2. full of pranks; playful: a prankish child; a prankish kitten. [1820 30; PRANK1 + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • prankish — prank•ish [[t]ˈpræŋ kɪʃ[/t]] adj. 1) of the nature of a prank: a prankish plan[/ex] 2) full of pranks; playful: a prankish child[/ex] • Etymology: 1820–30 prank′ish•ly, adv. prank′ish•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • prankish — prank ► NOUN ▪ a practical joke or mischievous act. DERIVATIVES prankish adjective. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • prankish — adjective Given to or characterized by impishness or playfulness; mischievous. Syn: impish, mischievous, pixilated, implike, puckish …   Wiktionary

  • prankish — Synonyms and related words: arch, devilish, elfish, elvish, foolish, full of mischief, high spirited, impish, knavish, mischief loving, mischievous, playful, pranksome, pranky, puckish, roguish, scampish, scapegrace, sportive, trickish, tricksy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • prankish — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. playful, capricious, mischievous; see naughty …   English dictionary for students

  • prankish — a. Sportive, playful, frolicsome, game some, antic, mischievous, full of play, full of fun …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • prankish — adj 1. mischievous, full of mischief, impish, waggish, elfish, puckish, pixilated, Inf. full of the devil; naughty, roguish, scampish, arch, Scot. hempy; annoying, vexatious, exasperating, teasing. 2. playful, sportive, frolicsome, gamesome, full …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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