prank·ster | \ ˈpraŋ(k)-stər \

Definition of prankster 

: a person who plays pranks

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According to Politico, the prankster called the White House switchboard and was told the president could not be reached. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "'Stuttering John' Prank Call to Trump May Be Funny, but the White House's Lax Communications Security Is Not," 29 June 2018 White House officials did not respond on Friday to requests for comment on how the prankster had been allowed to get through to the president. New York Times, "Prankster Calls the President, and the White House Puts Him Right Through," 29 June 2018 The above is a quote from Cesc Fabregas, when quizzed on who the biggest pranksters he's ever played with were., "6 of the Biggest Pranksters in Football," 17 June 2018 Some prankster had placed a cardboard cutout of Popeye between them, in roughly the spot where the company plans to exhibit a Jeff Koons sculpture of Popeye, bought for $28 million in 2014. Mark Arsenault,, "Encore Boston Harbor rising to the challenge," 25 May 2018 But one prankster had other ideas this Independence Day. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "'We about to go crazy.' Instagram prankster sets off firework inside a Miami Dollar Tree," 5 July 2018 Cano the prankster, the papichulo with a girlfriend in every other town, always finding trouble. Longreads, "La Otra," 26 June 2018 However, any one of the more than 100,000 masses could be a potential terrorist, prankster, protester or royal obsessive who might try to disrupt the wedding – or worse, use the opportunity of cameras from around the world to take innocent lives. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Royal Wedding: How a vast security operation will keep the couple, guests and spectators safe," 17 May 2018 The chair of the court is rarely in the news, though Habgood’s name featured last year when he was impersonated by an online prankster who briefly hoodwinked Carney. David Goodman,, "Bank of England Has Big Governing Job to Fill Before Carney Goes," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of prankster

1910, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who plays pranks on other people

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