Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

cantrip

play
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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cantrip? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).