trickster

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noun trick·ster \ ˈtrik-stər \

Definition of trickster

:one who tricks: such as
a :a dishonest person who defrauds others by trickery
b :a person (such as a stage magician) skilled in the use of tricks and illusion
c :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

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First Known Use of trickster

1711



TRICKSTER Defined for English Language Learners

trickster

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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

:a person who uses tricks


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