[ UK /kˈe‍ɪpɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈkeɪpɝ/ ]
  1. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  2. a playful leap or hop
  3. pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces
  4. a crime (especially a robbery)
    the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis
  5. gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly
    it was all done in play
  6. any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
  1. jump about playfully
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How To Use caper In A Sentence

  • A 'the time we lay there it lowped and flang and capered and span like a teetotum, and whiles we could hear it skelloch as it span. David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.
  • Any tartness and capers seemed to have abandoned this dish for a more elegant life, leaving a creamy, flavourless gloop on the plate.
  • The gardener strolled off, his golden gown soon lost in the golden expanse of grass, accompanied by several small animals which capered at his feet, circled his head or hopped off and on his shoulders.
  • The kids stand frozen and slack-jawed, mesmerized by the adults capering around in rented tutus.
  • She suggests a four-stage process: walk into your house; turn the oven up high; prepare two or three ingredients in imaginative combinations (such as poussin, sweet potato and red onions; or cod, courgettes and capers); slap them in the oven, soused with oil and herbs; and retire to a sofa to souse yourself with something even stronger. Sorted For Brill And Whizz
  • I have a skate wing in a pond of hot, acidulated brown butter with capers, and the flesh also pulls away from the cartilage with no effort whatsoever. Restaurant review: Butley Orford Oysterage
  • Pickron, who had experience in the background-screening industry, soon learned the landscaper was a convicted felon released from prison two years earlier. Azcentral.com | news
  • Yotam Ottolenghi's conchiglie with saffron, capers and raisins recipe WN.com - Articles related to Organic Bistro delivers fresh homemade meals
  • There I saw the first olive tree ever planted in Australia; the Cork-tree in luxuriance; the Caper growing among rocks, the English Oak, the horse chestnut, broom, magnificent mulberry trees of thirty-five years growth, umbrageous and green, great variety of roses in hedges, also climbing roses.
  • A guy comes up with a caper, he puts together a team, they plan, and then they pull off the heist.
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