"prank" in the noun sense
1. buffoonery, clowning, japery, frivolity, harlequinade, prank
acting like a clown or buffoon
2. antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on
a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
"prank" in the verb sense
dress or decorate showily or gaudily
"Roses were pranking the lawn"
dress up showily
"He pranked himself out in his best clothes"
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