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Definition of the noun scamper

What does scamper mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: scampers

  1. rushing about hastily in an undignified way
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of scamper: scramble / scurry
    • more generic words: haste / hurry / rush / rushing = the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

Alternative definition of the noun scamper


  1. A quick, light run.

Definition of the verb scamper

What does scamper mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: scampered | scampering | scampers

  1. to move about or proceed hurriedly

Alternative definition of the verb scamper


  1. [intransitive] To run quickly and lightly, especially in a playful manner or in an undignified manner.


  1. Scamper is a fictional character from the 2008 film Igor.
  2. Scamper a.k.a. Lolo is a fictional character from the 1986 film The Adventures of Scamper the Penguin.
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Scamper was an American, Boston-based power pop / rock band, formed in 2001 by singer-songwriter-guitarists Keith Michel and Nate Rogers, along with drummer Mike Mirabella and bassist Marc Roderick. In 2004, Brendan Boogie replaced Marc on bass.


  1. Scamper: Gills Bay Boy, nicknamed "Scamper", was a bay American Quarter Horse gelding. He became notable for his success in barrel racing competition. Barrel racer Charmayne James rode Scamper from 1984 to 1993 in the National Finals Rodeo, with the pair winning the WPRA World Championship ten years in a row, from 1984 through 1993. Since being retired from competition, he was cloned. The clone, nicknamed "Clayton", has been kept a stallion and stands at stud. Scamper died on July 4, 2012, at the age of 35.
  2. Scamper a.k.a. sphingolipid Ca2+ release mediating protein of endoplasmic reticulum is a gene.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Scamper

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Google previewHow to Find a Million Dollar Business Idea (2015)

Actionable Guide to Coming Up With a Rock-Solid Business Idea by Entrepreneurial Insights

The SCAMPER Technique SCAMPER is a creative brainstorming technique that was created by Bob Eberle in the 1970s. Though many of the questions were first created by Alex Osborn, Eberle is the one who organized them into this ...

Google previewIntroducing Business Creativity (2013)

A Practical Guide by Jodie Newman

Scamper is a wellused creative thinking technique devised by Bob Eberle, author of books on the subject of creativity. It uses the principle...

Google previewThe Innovation Tools Handbook, Volume 2 (2016)

Evolutionary and Improvement Tools that Every Innovator Must Know by H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl

SCAMPER is a tool requiring the right environment. 2. One weakness the SCAMPER method may be prone to is that the correct environment is needed for the method to be proven effective. 3. For the process to truly influence creativity, both ...

Google previewScenario-Focused Engineering (2014)

A toolbox for innovation and customer-centricity by Austina De Bonte, Drew Fletcher

SCAMPER is an acronym that stands for Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, and Reverse. It was invented by Bob Eberle, though it includes many ideas that were part of Alex Osborn's original conception of ...

Google previewEuroPLoP 2009 Proceedings (2009)

by Allan Kelly

Solution SCAMPER is a problem solving ...

Google previewProduct Design (1995)

by Mike Baxter

SCAMPER is an acronym for 'substitute, combine, adapt, magnify or minify, eliminate or elaborate and rearrange or reverse';. It is intended to stimulate thinking about different ways an existing product could be changed. This technique is for ...

Google previewStructures - Geology, Expansion, and the Arts (2007)

by Debbie Keiser

SCAMPER is an acronym for: substitute, combine, adapt, modify/magnify/minify, put to other uses, eliminate, reverse/rearrange. fracture in the crust. California is known for many violent earthquakes. In one day, hundreds of small earthquakes, ...

Google previewThe New Learning Revolution 3rd Edition (2005)

by Gordon Dryden, Jeannette Vos

"10 SCAMPER is a checklist of ...

Google previewStretching Gifted and Talented Children (2011)

by Ashley McCabe-Mowat

The SCAMPER technique was developed by Bob Eberle, a US educational administrator and a prolific writer on creativity for children and for teachers. SCAMPER is an acronym for idea-spurring verbs to improve objects or generate ideas.

Google previewAn Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity (2011)

Think More, Think Better by J. Y. F. Lau

SCAMPER is a mnemonic for a list of ways to get new ideas.2 The instructions are pretty self-explanatory. There is of course some overlap in the instructions — for example, modify is so general as to include all the other ...

Google previewBreakthrough Thinking (2014)

A Guide to Creative Thinking and Idea Generation by Thomas Vogel

SCAMPER. SCAMPER is a thinking technique that allows for the generation of ideas by considering ways that might improve and change existing products or services. The mnemonic SCAMPER stands for Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, ...

Google previewDifferentiation in Practice (2005)

A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 9-12 by Carol A. Tomlinson, Cindy A. Strickland

SCAMPERSCAMPER is an acronym for Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify ...

Google previewCurious George's Dictionary (2008)

by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

scamper The mice scamper across the rug. The word starts with S. The man with the yellow hat says the word and spells it. “Scamper. S-C-A-M-P-E-R.” What does the sentence ...

Google previewThe Oklahoma Football Encyclopedia (2013)

2nd Edition by Ray Dozier

Minutes later, Hewes' eightyard TD scamper capped a52yard drivein eight playstoknot the gameagain. Mizzoudrove from its40 to the OU 10 early inthe fourth stanza, but fumbled, and Corrotto recovered. The Tigers later put together a79yard ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

acceleration; hurry, spurt, rush, dash; smart, lively, swift, or spanking pace; flying, flight; gallop, canter, trot, run, scamper; race, horserace, ...

Google previewA School Dictionary; Or, Entick's English Dictionary, (1821)

Abridged and Adapted to the Use of Schools; Containing Only the Roots of Words, and Those of Importance and Utility, and Omitting Derivative, Obsolete, Vulgar and Unusual Words by John Entick

a covered with or having scales Scamper (scamp'-er), v. n. to ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* To SCAMPER, v. n. [ scampen, Dutch ; seam- pare, Italian.] To 11 y with...

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This bowl full of
chocolate treat
pouring planed
scamper feets
heres a spoon. (Is It Poetry)
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Scrabble value of S1C3A1M3P3E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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