- 1[usually plural] the small, green, flower bud of a Mediterranean bush, preserved in vinegar, and used to flavor dishes and sauces
- 2(informal) an activity, especially one that is illegal or dangerous A call to the police should put an end to their little caper. He's involved in some sort of organized crime caper.
- 3 an amusing movie that contains a lot of action a classic spy caper
- 4a short jumping or dancing movement He cut a little celebratory caper (= jumped or danced a few steps) in the middle of the road.