escapade

escapade
escapade 1650s, "an escape from confinement," from Fr. escapade (16c.) "a prank or trick," from Sp. escapada "a prank, flight, an escape," properly fem. pp. of escapar "to escape," from V.L. *excappare (see ESCAPE (Cf. escape)). Or perhaps the French word is via It. scappata, from scappare, from the same V.L. source. Figurative sense (1814) is of "breaking loose" from rules or restraints on behavior.

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