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escapade Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; adventure; dangerous undertaking.
  2. noun any carefree episode
    lark.
WordNet

Es`ca*pade" noun
Etymology
F., fr. Sp. escapada escape, fr. escapar to escape; or F., fr. It. scappata escape, escapade, fr. scappare to escape. see Escape.
Definitions
  1. The fling of a horse, or ordinary kicking back of his heels; a gambol.
  2. Act by which one breaks loose from the rules of propriety or good sense; a freak; a prank. Carlyle.

Webster 1913