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



BrE BrE//ˌeskəˈpeɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeskəˈpeɪd//
; BrE BrE//ˈeskəpeɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeskəpeɪd//
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an exciting adventure (often one that people think is dangerous or stupid) Isabel’s latest romantic escapade The people who planned the escapade did not realize what they were getting involved in. Wordfinderadrenaline, adventure, attempt, challenge, enthusiasm, escapade, excitement, explore, kick, thrill Word Originmid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘an escape’): from French, from Provençal or Spanish, from escapar ‘to escape’, based on medieval Latin ex- ‘out of’ + cappa ‘cloak’. Compare with escape.
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