Escapade

(3 syl.). French. Means literally an escape [from restraint]; hence a spree, lark, or prank. (Spanish, escapar, escapada.)

“His second escapade was made for the purpose of visiting the field of Rullion Green.” —Scott: Guy Mannering, xxxvi.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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