prankster

noun
prank·​ster | \ ˈpraŋ(k)-stər How to pronounce prankster (audio) \

Definition of prankster

: a person who plays pranks

Examples of prankster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, in general, blue-collar folks are gonna be pranksters, and funny, and rueful. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "‘American Factory’ directors on capturing what ‘globalization looks like on a human scale’," 29 Jan. 2020 The photo instantly becomes worldwide news, much to the delight of the astro-pranksters, who begin work on a plan to pass off a dental X-ray as the Loch Ness Monster. Dave Barry, Washington Post, "Dave Barry’s Year in Review 2019," 29 Dec. 2019 As the art world’s most celebrated prankster, Cattelan’s other winning provocations include the functional 18-carat gold toilet installed at the Guggenheim Museum and a monumental sculpture of a middle finger in front of the Milan Stock Exchange. Anne Quito, Quartz, "A banana fetched $120,000 at Art Basel Miami, and then someone ate it," 8 Dec. 2019 Graham told the pranksters, one of whom was claiming to be Turkey's defense minister, according to Politico. NBC News, "Lindsey Graham duped by Russian pranksters," 10 Oct. 2019 As captured by onlookers on Twitter, a prankster, later identified as YouTube personality Marie Benoliel, known online as Marie S’Infiltr, inserted herself onto the runway at one point during the show. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Removed a Runway Crasher at the Chanel Paris Fashion Week 2019 Show," 1 Oct. 2019 The publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies. Bernard Mcghee, Twin Cities, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019," 29 Dec. 2019 Jake was an award winning orchid grower, a photographer, gardener extraordinaire, prankster, and Harley Davidson enthusiast. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 12/10," 10 Dec. 2019 The publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies. Bernard Mcghee, Twin Cities, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019," 29 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of prankster

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Prankster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prankster. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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prankster

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English Language Learners Definition of prankster

: a person who plays pranks on other people

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