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escapade (plural escapades)
- A daring or adventurous act; an undertaking which goes against convention.
- 1724, Charles Johnson, “Of Captain Howel Davis, and His Crew”, in A General History of the Pyrates, […], 2nd edition, London: Printed for, and sold by T. Warner, […], OCLC 2276353, page 202:
- The Manner of living among the Portugueze here is, with the utmost Frugality and Temperance. […] The beſt of them (excepting the Governor now and then) neither pay nor receive any Viſits of Eſcapade or Recreation; […]
- 1816, Sir Walter Scott, The Antiquary - Volume II, ch. 9:
- [Nobody] stood more confounded than Oldbuck at this sudden escapade of his nephew. "Is the devil in him," was his first exclamation, "to go to disturb the brute?"
- 1918, P. G. Wodehouse, Piccadilly Jim, ch. 1:
- He is always doing something to make himself notorious. There was that breach-of-promise case, and that fight at the political meeting, and his escapades at Monte Carlo.
- 2011 March 4, Richard Corliss, "The Adjustment Bureau" (film review), Time (retrieved 23 March 2014):
- He seems on the verge of winning the New York Senate election when the New York Post runs a photo of David’s exposed butt in a mooning escapade from his college days.
daring or adventurous act; undertaking which goes against convention
escapade f (plural escapades)