For this escapade he received the Military Cross—a well-earned reward.
The only dread she had was of the discovery of her escapade by the hospital authorities.
They talked in low voices, unconsciously playing up to the nature of the escapade.
Shandy's escapade with Diablo had brought a new trouble to Mike Gaynor.
Anyway, the proceeds of his escapade were in his pockets; that was more money than any of the scoffers owned.
Recommend him to be more prudent in future if he wishes me to forget his escapade at Tavora.
What an excellent joke it would be to confess meekly to his escapade, and to be scolded, and then suddenly to reveal himself.
I recalled the final scene of that escapade, which I myself had managed to devise.
This escapade shows what condition they are in after three months of hard mountain work.
When, later, he confessed his escapade to his parents, they were almost too shocked for words.
1650s, "an escape from confinement," from French escapade (16c.) "a prank or trick," from Spanish escapada "a prank, flight, an escape," noun use of fem. past participle of escapar "to escape," from Vulgar Latin *excappare (see escape). Or perhaps the French word is via Italian scappata, from scappare, from the same Vulgar Latin source. Figurative sense (1814) is of "breaking loose" from rules or restraints on behavior.