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A Crested lark, of the Alaudidae family

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From late Old English lagerce, from earlier lawerce, from a Proto-Germanic *laiw(a)rikon (cognates include Dutch leeuwerik, German Lerche), of unknown origin. Some Old English and Old Norse (lævirik) forms suggest a compound meaning "treason-worker," but there is no preserved folk tale that ties into this theory.

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Lark

Plural
Larks

Lark (plural Larks)
  1. Any of various small, singing passerine birds of the family Alaudidae.
  2. Any of various resembling birds, usually ground-living, such as the meadowlark and titlark
  3. One who wakes early; one who is up with the larks.
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Origin uncertain, either

  • from (notably northern) English dialect lake/laik (to play) (c.1300, from Old Norse leika (to play (as opposed to work))), with intrusive -r- common in southern British dialect; or
  • shortening of skylark (1809), sailors' slang, "play roughly in the rigging of a ship", because the common European larks were proverbial for high-flying; Dutch has a similar idea in speelvogel (playbird, a person of markedly playful nature).

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Lark

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Larks

Lark (plural Larks)
  1. A romp, frolic, some fun.
  2. A prank.
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to Lark

Third person singular
Larks

Simple past
Larked

Past participle
Larked

Present participle
Larking

to Lark (third-person singular simple present Larks, present participle Larking, simple past and past participle Larked)
  1. To sport, engage in harmless pranking
  2. To frolic, engage in carefree adventure
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