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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Italian capriccio 'head with hair standing straight up, shudder', from capo 'head' + riccio 'hedgehog'

caprice

noun
     
ca‧price
1 [uncountable and countable] a sudden and unreasonable change of mind or behaviour:
the caprices of a spoilt child
2 [uncountable] the tendency to change your mind suddenly or behave in an unexpected way

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