\ ˈtrik-sē How to pronounce tricksy (audio) \
tricksier; tricksiest

Definition of tricksy

1 : full of tricks : prankish
2a : difficult to cope with or handle : trying a tricksy job
b archaic : having the craftiness of a trickster
3 chiefly British : ornately contrived in technique or effect
4 archaic : smartly attired : spruce

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Other Words from tricksy

tricksiness noun

Examples of tricksy in a Sentence

it's a bit tricksy to have a candid conversation with the company president without appearing to be either presumptuous or obsequious a tricksy provocateur who will make the most outrageous statements just to get a reaction

First Known Use of tricksy

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 4

History and Etymology for tricksy

tricks, plural of trick

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The first known use of tricksy was in 1552

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