Examples of trickster in a Sentence
a heartless trickster swindled the elderly woman out of her life savings
a very adept trickster who used mirrors to make huge items—even buildings—seem to disappear
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But unlike the heroes of Ocean's 11, these protagonists aren't suave, besuited tricksters robbing a casino.
The Brazilian trickster, who featured just 14 times for Bayern in the Bundesliga last season, also expressed his willingness to work for his new teammates and coach Max Allegri, and play wherever the Juventus boss sees fit.
On Wednesday, a judge sentenced Wildstein to three years probation and 500 hours of community service, a show of leniency for a political trickster turned star witness for the prosecution.
Stone, though only 27, had achieved a degree of notoriety as one of Richard Nixon’s political dirty-tricksters.
Sung Kang-ho as The Weird, in particular, delivers a tremendous performance, equal parts clown, trickster, and something more, sliding between oaf and mystery man with unsettling ease.
In fact, Apple has kept a rather evolutionary design process over the last 10 years, leaving most of the major design changes to renderings created by tricksters or hopeful Apple acolytes.
But during bow hunting season, when hunters need to get close to elk to stalk them, the tricksters switched to more difficult terrain that presumably would be harder for hunters to traverse.
Mad TV,’ has morphed into a thespian of elevated dramatic flair by playing the infamous trickster god based on Anansi — the African folklore character.
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First Known Use of trickster
Synonymsbilk, bilker, cheat, cheater, chiseler (or chiseller), confidence man, cozener, defrauder, dodger, fakir, finagler, fraudster [chiefly British], hoaxer, scammer, scamster, shark, sharper, sharpie (or sharpy), skinner, swindler, tricker
Related Wordsdouble-crosser, double-dealer; bluffer, charlatan, fake, faker, humbug, impostor (or imposter), mountebank, phony (also phoney), pretender, quack, quacksalver, ringer, sham; adventurer, fox, gamesman, knave, prankster, rascal, rogue; fast-talker, slick, slicker, slickster, slyboots, smoothy (or smoothie), wheeler-dealer; plotter, schemer, sneak, sneaker; blackleg, cardsharp (or cardsharper)
TRICKSTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trickster for English Language Learners
: someone who tricks or deceives people especially in order to get something
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