An escapade is an adventure, tinged with a hint of danger. A road trip could be an escapade, or a few weeks making a living as a professional gambler, or posing as your twin sister and taking a test for her in math.

You'll notice the similarities between the words escapade and escape. Usually an escapade involves some form of escape. If you cut class and spend the day at the beach, that's an escapade. If you cut class to watch former figure-skating greats boogying to Broadway tunes on ice, that's an escapade at the Ice Capades.

Definitions of escapade

n any carefree episode

a sexual escapade; an illicit affair
Type of:
diversion, recreation
an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

n a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)

adventure, dangerous undertaking, risky venture
Type of:
labor, project, task, undertaking
any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

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