1. buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, prank -- (acting like a clown or buffoon)
2. antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on -- (something done for fun and amusement)
Windups, Pranks and Crank calls are when someone receives a trick phone call.
The victim thinks the call is from a real person. The victim hardly ever suspects
they are the butt of someone's joke. The more the call embarrasses or the angrier
the victim gets the funnier.
Great for making your mates sound stupid or for watching your boss turn red.