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 Though Knoxville typically keeps his personal life private, the longtime prankster penned a sweet tribute to Nelson in honor of Mother's Day on Instagram in 2021. Olivia Jakiel,, 17 June 2022 His grandmother, Amelia Sandoval, told ABC News that her grandson was an energetic prankster who loved to dance Cumbia. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 8 June 2022 That Paul found fame as an unsavory internet prankster could be a reason the boxing community has been so reluctant to accept him. Justin Birnbaum, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Imagine a graduate lit theory seminar interrupted every few minutes by a back-row prankster who has a knack for making the whole room blush. The Week Staff, The Week, 14 Feb. 2022 Yet on his Bitcoin joyride, the merry prankster’s got no more control than a drunk at the wheel. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 12 May 2022 Quite the prankster, Valastro closed out the hilarious video with a wink. Antonia Debianchi,, 22 Apr. 2022 The law’s passage followed a Ukrainian prankster’s hoax that built on a real tragedy. Stanislav Budnitsky, The Conversation, 19 Apr. 2022 Riddler was a flamboyant prankster in a neon-green bodysuit, the polar opposite of Dano’s Riddler. Zack Sharf, Variety, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of prankster

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Prankster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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