something done to another person, often fatal, with the intention of faking said person out. By claiming that an action was a prank, all faults of the "pranker" are erased.
1. "Once, as a prank, Todd Packer banged every woman in the office."
2. "Dude, why'd you fuckin' stab me in the heart? I'm your best friend!"
"Dude, it was a prank."