Definition of antics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈæntɪks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæntɪks//
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  1. 1behaviour which is silly and funny in a way that people usually like The bank staff got up to all sorts of antics to raise money for charity. a comic who performs wacky antics on his TV show
  2. 2behaviour which is ridiculous or dangerous
  3. Word Originearly 16th cent.: from antic, from Italian antico ‘antique’, used to mean ‘grotesque’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: antics