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

Definition of prankster

: a person who plays pranks

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The prankster identified himself as Bob Doblina of Kitsap County Public Works and told those who answered their phones that work was planned on their property, according to the county. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "No, your street name isn’t changing to Cannabis Way: Prank calls have Kitsap County abuzz," 3 June 2019 The prankster’s punishment didn’t end with jail time — according to FOX 8, after being charged as a juvenile, police released him into his mother’s custody. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "A South Carolina Teen Was Arrested, Charged, and Released for Dumping Cooking Oil in a Roller Skating Rink," 17 July 2018 All autonomous vehicles are vulnerable to pranksters; Starship’s robots can sound an alarm to scare away thieves. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Why Your Ice Cream Will Ride in a Self-Driving Car Before You Do," 5 Jan. 2019 Then there's pranksters out there that take advantage of it. Fox News, "Media downplay Trump administration's economic successes," 28 July 2018 And in another clip, the merry pranksters crash a Kansas City Chipotle. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "'I don't wanna work here no more': Popeyes prank is the work of KC viral video maker | The Kansas City Star," 17 May 2018 Timed with New York’s Winter Antiques Show, which Buatta had chaired for many years, 300 invited guests braved a wickedly cold night to laugh, cry, and reminisce about their favorite decorator and prankster. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "Inside Mario Buatta's Final High Society Farewell," 23 Jan. 2019 But this time, the prank has resulted in backlash against the pranksters themselves. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "The controversy around hoax studies in critical theory, explained," 15 Oct. 2018 The social media prankster who goes by Doogang3x on Instagram posted a 42-second video to his 188,000 followers on his account on July 4. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "'We about to go crazy.' Instagram prankster sets off firework inside a Miami Dollar Tree," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of prankster

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prankster was in 1910

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English Language Learners Definition of prankster

: a person who plays pranks on other people

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