a dishonest person who uses clever means to cheat others out of something of value <a heartless trickster swindled the elderly woman out of her life savings> Synonyms bilk
chiseller), confidence man
, fraudster [chiefly British]
Related Words double-crosser
one who practices tricks and illusions for entertainment <a very adept trickster who used mirrors to make huge items—even buildings—seem to disappear>
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