One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘children were capering about the room’
skip, dance, romp, jig, frisk, gambol, cavort, prance, frolic, leap, hop, jump, bound, spring
rare curvet, rollick, capriole
1‘she did a little caper’
dance, skip, hop, leap, jump
rare curvet, gambado, gambade
2‘I'm too old for this kind of caper’
escapade, stunt, prank, trick, practical joke, antics, high jinks, mischief, game, sport, fun, jest, jesting, jape
shenanigans, lark, skylarking
British monkey tricks, monkey business
North American dido
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