scamper (v.) "to run quickly," 1680s, probably from Flem. schampeeren, frequentative of schampen "run away," from O.N.Fr. escamper (O.Fr. eschamper) "to run away, flee," from V.L. *excampare "decamp," lit. "leave the field," from L. ex campo, from ex "out of" + campo, ablative of campus "field" (see CAMPUS (Cf. campus)). A vogue word late 17c. Related: Scampered; scampering.

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