Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Given to or characterized by impishness or playfulness; mischievous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Mischievous; frolicsome; full of pranks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of pranks; frolicsome.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Given to or characterized by impishness or playfulness; mischievous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective naughtily or annoyingly playful

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

prank +‎ -ish

Examples

  • That too is a heck of a stretch, while ignoring the nooses as "prankish" or whatever the call was to let it go.

    Jena: A Request

  • I gotta admit, this is kinda funny in a fratboy prankish sort of way.

    GOP turns tables on Democrats

  • Leingruber has already designed several artistic, prankish and borderline illegal browser extensions, including the China Channel, which lets you experience the Internet as if you were in China, and Pirates of the Amazon, which let Amazon browsers easily download for free the products they were thinking of buying.

    Claire Gordon: The Anti-Facebook Revolution

  • For all its prankish blurring of the lines between author/character and reality/invention, the book finally does present a compelling and complete account of the life of "Michael Martone," an account that really coheres around the other character introduced in that first Contributor's Note, MM's mother, and the city of Fort Wayne.

    Experimental Fiction

  • The gorgeously mounted show by English street artist D*Face is fuel injected with Pop vernacular while kidnapping some Pop masters of the last half century with prankish lo- to mid-brow witticism.

    Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington: D*Face 'Going Nowhere Fast' In Los Angeles

  • Creative Review has details on the tech behind the prankish miracle.

    Boing Boing

  • Leingruber has already designed several artistic, prankish and borderline illegal browser extensions, including the China Channel, which lets you experience the Internet as if you were in China, and Pirates of the Amazon, which let Amazon browsers easily download for free the products they were thinking of buying.

    Claire Gordon: The Anti-Facebook Revolution

  • The gorgeously mounted show by English street artist D*Face is fuel injected with Pop vernacular while kidnapping some Pop masters of the last half century with prankish lo- to mid-brow witticism.

    Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington: D*Face 'Going Nowhere Fast' In Los Angeles

  • The motivation appears to be entirely nasty and prankish.

    How crucial is it for food critics to be anonymous?

  • He credited his prankish side with keeping him young, fond as he was for pulling practical jokes on his co-stars and directors.

    Paul Newman: A rare breed

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