trickster

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noun trick·ster \ˈtrik-stər\

Definition of trickster

  1. :  one who tricks: such asa :  a dishonest person who defrauds others by trickeryb :  a person (such as a stage magician) skilled in the use of tricks and illusionc :  a cunning or deceptive character appearing in various forms in the folklore of many cultures

Examples of trickster in a sentence

  1. <a heartless trickster swindled the elderly woman out of her life savings>

  2. <a very adept trickster who used mirrors to make huge items—even buildings—seem to disappear>

1711

First Known Use of trickster

1711



TRICKSTER Defined for English Language Learners

trickster

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noun trick·ster \ˈtrik-stər\

Definition of trickster for English Language Learners

  • : someone who tricks or deceives people especially in order to get something


TRICKSTER Defined for Kids

trickster

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noun trick·ster \ˈtrik-stər\

Definition of trickster for Students

  1. :  a person who uses tricks



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