Definition of escapade in English:


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  • An act or incident involving excitement, daring, or adventure.

    ‘he told of their escapade with a “borrowed” truck’
    • ‘schoolgirl escapades’
    • ‘In fact, he sometimes smiles mischievously when remembering escapades from his wild years.’
    • ‘Her escapades and experiences show just how like animals we humans really are.’
    • ‘It is often hard for children to believe their uncles and aunts and grandparents were young and in love and involved in exciting escapades.’
    • ‘The more I learn about Jordan's past escapades, the less sympathy I have for him.’
    • ‘Although we find a seat in another bar shortly afterwards, last night's escapades are catching up with me and we make our excuses after midnight.’
    • ‘One of their latest escapades involved riding camels and sleeping out under the stars, without tents, in the desert in Niger at the end of last year.’
    • ‘He is no stranger to weird and wonderful escapades.’
    • ‘I ask Andy to talk me through some of his infamous escapades.’
    • ‘Red-haired Matthew is well known in the area for his escapades.’
    • ‘These days the site rarely focuses on sexual escapades, but it still gets about 20,000 hits a day.’
    • ‘She entered a rarefied company of pseudo-celebrities known chiefly for their sexual escapades.’
    • ‘It might well be that the only way of preventing British involvement in future escapades is for Parliament to act with more rigour.’
    • ‘The news of their escapades was eagerly listened to in Ireland.’
    • ‘The flashbacks to the uncles' escapades in Africa ought to have been the saving grace of a rather uninteresting slow plot.’
    • ‘Surely, days of giggling about drunken escapades were long gone, too?’
    • ‘I'll smile quietly to myself at his funeral today when I recall some of our dafter escapades.’
    • ‘She has already hit the headlines for her escapades scaling some of the country's toughest peaks.’
    • ‘It is only recently that the Indian media started highlighting such escapades.’
    • ‘The story is a simple one of the machinations of a rich society girl and her various romantic escapades on the eve of her wedding to a dullard.’
    • ‘What with my escapades in Clapton the other day I'm suddenly seeing a lot of London.’
    exploit, stunt, caper, skylarking, mischief, romp, antic, antics, fling, spree, prank, jape, game, trick
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/ˈeskəˌpād/ /ˈɛskəˌpeɪd/


Mid 17th century (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.