We wanted to touch base on everything—the jokes, the girls, pranking on each other.
All his occupation now was in dressing and pranking himself up in youthful attire to please the eyes of his new mistress.
He would never abuse an animal, unless, as in the Pain-killer incident, his tendency to pranking ran away with him.
It was on a Wednesday that the pranking army of high-mettled warriors issued forth from the ancient gates of Antiquera.
Perhaps it was a solemn farce enacted by pranking existences that throng the shadows lying along the border of another world.
"a ludicrous trick" [Johnson], 1520s, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to obsolete verb prank "decorate, dress up" (mid-15c.), related to Middle Low German prank "display" (cf. also Dutch pronken, German prunken "to make a show, to strut"). The verb in the modern sense also is from 1520s. Related: Pranked; pranking.