trick·​er ˈtri-kər How to pronounce tricker (audio)
: one that tricks : trickster

Examples of tricker in a Sentence

they're equal-opportunity con artists: trickers of plutocrats and pensioners alike
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Word History

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tricker was in 1534

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“Tricker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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