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Given to or characterized by impishness or playfulness; mischievous.

prank′ish·ly adv.
prank′ish·ness n.
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(ˈpræŋ kɪʃ)

1. of the nature of a prank: a prankish plan.
2. full of pranks; playful: a prankish child.
prank′ish•ly, adv.
prank′ish•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prankish - naughtily or annoyingly playfulprankish - naughtily or annoyingly playful; "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank"
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"
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[ˈpræŋkɪʃ] ADJtravieso, pícaro
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adj personzu Streichen aufgelegt or bereit; behaviour, actschelmisch
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