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cantrip

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noun can·trip \ˈkan-trəp\

Definition of cantrip

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  a witch's trick :  spell

  2. 2 chiefly British :  hocus-pocus 2



Origin and Etymology of cantrip

probably alteration of caltrop


First Known Use: 1719


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