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trickster

noun

1 trickster

Someone who plays practical jokes on others.

synonyms: cut-up, hoaxer, practical joker, prankster, tricker.

Roget 792: thief, robber, homo triumliterarum [Lat.], pilferer, rifler, filcher, plagiarist.    spoiler, depredator, pillager, marauder; harpy, shark [Slang], ... show more

Dutch: practical joker, practical-joker, schavuit, Tricker
Polish: figlarz, numerant



2 trickster

Someone who leads you to believe something that is not true.

synonyms: beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker.

Roget 548: deceiver etc. (deceive) etc. 545; dissembler, hypocrite; sophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartufe, ... show more

Dutch: bedrieger, volksverlakker
Polish: mamiciel, zwodnik, zwodziciel

3 trickster

A mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts.


Moby thesaurus: Artful Dodger, Philadelphia lawyer, Yankee horse trader, charmer, cheat, cheater, con man, conjurer, crafty rascal, defrauder, diddler, dodger, double-dealer, escamoteur, flimflammer, fox, glib tongue, gyp artist, horse trader, illusionist ... show more.

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