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Definition of caper:

  1. A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank.
  2. A plant of the genus Capparis; - called also caper bush, caper tree.
  3. A vessel formerly used by the Dutch, privateer.
  4. The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper ( Capparis spinosa), much used for pickles.
  5. To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.

Synonyms:

humbug, magic, conjuring trick, runaway, laugher, antic, looseness, fraudulence, jape, lark, spoof, trick, jest, gambling, illusion, hoax, clowning, legerdemain, parody, playing period, hoyden, sendup, play, lampoon, thaumaturgy, romp, shoo-in, fun, harlequinade, job, mockery, charade, burlesque, capriole, work, deception, gaming, free rein, good, occupation, prank, period of play, drama, tomboy, line, magic trick, pasquinade, business, escapade, gag, put-on, buffoonery, fast one, swordplay, whoremaster, whoremonger, travesty, line of work, bid, turn, gambol, japery, shenanigan, joke, jocularity, frolic, conjuration, shimmer, takeoff, problem, maneuver, walkaway, child's play, monkeyshine, task, sport, frivolity, dupery, blowout, capriole, chore, manoeuvre, john, dramatic play, laugh, fraud.

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