noun trick·ster \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



Next Word in the Dictionary: tricksteringPrevious Word in the Dictionary: tricksomeAll Words Near: trickster
March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears