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 The documents, however, were created in 2016 by an internet prankster named Marco Chacon, who created intentionally over-the-top fake documents hoping to dupe conspiracy theorists. NBC News, "Violent threats ripple through far-right internet forums ahead of protest," 6 Jan. 2021 Cassie has convinced herself that her dad was a fun-loving prankster; the reality is much more violent. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "A Hot Mess Caught in a Caper in “The Flight Attendant”," 28 Dec. 2020 In Australia, a prankster submitted a cutout of a dead serial killer for a rugby match. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "The Year of the Cardboard Sports Fan," 22 Dec. 2020 In August 2018, an anti-GOP prankster from Montgomery County named Claude Taylor helped arrange for two men to place three-foot-high magnetic letters on the bridge spelling out the same message. Washington Post, "From ‘Surrender Dorothy’ to ‘Surrender Donald’: The Beltway bridge has a new message," 5 Nov. 2020 The prankster has no problem sprinting out of a luxury hotel in New York and running down the street in lacy pink lingerie. Maureen Dowd, New York Times, "Sacha Baron Cohen: This Time He’s Serious," 17 Oct. 2020 Some of Hina's prankster reputation can be attributed to Kikuchi's photo skills. Kelli Bender,, "Shiba Inu Siblings Never Take a Perfect Family Photo Thanks to One Prankster Pooch," 21 Sep. 2020 With his grandchildren translating, Galicia recalled his late brother-in-law as a jokester and prankster. Nate Carlisle, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah reaches 400 coronavirus deaths, and this West Valley family has paid twice over," 26 Aug. 2020 Beneath the protective shell of Richardson’s omnipresent do-rag and cap was a prankster deft at defusing a situation. Mark Obbie, Longreads, "“We Are Not Lost Causes”," 10 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of prankster

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Prankster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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: a person who plays pranks on other people

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