To cut a caper

to frolic; to make a sportive spring; to play a prank.
- Shak.
See under Caper.

See also: Caper, Cut

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Commonly it appears in the verb phrase "cut a caper" as in Pericles: Boult's advertising of the virginal Miranda so excites Monsieur Veroles (whose name derives from verole, the French for "pox") that "He offered to cut a caper at the proclamation" (scene 16.103).