trickster

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

trick·ster

noun \ˈtrik-stər\

: someone who tricks or deceives people especially in order to get something

Full Definition of TRICKSTER

:  one who tricks: as
a :  a dishonest person who defrauds others by trickery
b :  a person (as a stage magician) skilled in the use of tricks and illusion
c :  a cunning or deceptive character appearing in various forms in the folklore of many cultures

Examples of TRICKSTER

  1. <a heartless trickster swindled the elderly woman out of her life savings>
  2. <a very adept trickster who used mirrors to make huge items—even buildings—seem to disappear>

First Known Use of TRICKSTER

1711

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