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Verb: caper  key-pu(r)
  1. Jump about playfully
Noun: caper  key-pu(r)
  1. Any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
     
  2. Pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces
     
  3. A crime (especially a robbery)
    "the gang pulled off a bank caper in St. Louis";
    - job
     
  4. A playful leap or hop
    - capriole
     
  5. Gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    - play, frolic, romp, gambol
     
  6. A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    - antic, joke, prank, trick, put-on, dido [N. Amer]

Derived forms: capering, capered, capers

Type of: bounce, bound, bush, diversion, jump, leap, leaping, pickle, recreation, robbery, saltation, shrub, spring

Part of: Capparis, Capparis spinosa, common caper, genus Capparis

Encyclopedia: Caper