cantrip

noun
can·​trip | \ ˈkan-trəp How to pronounce cantrip (audio) \

Definition of cantrip

1 chiefly Scotland : a witch's trick : spell
2 chiefly British : hocus-pocus sense 2

First Known Use of cantrip

1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cantrip

probably alteration of caltrop

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“Cantrip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cantrip. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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