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prankster

[prangk-ster] /ˈpræŋk stər/
noun
1.
a mischievous or malicious person who plays tricks, practical jokes, etc., at the expense of another.
Origin of prankster
1925-1930
An Americanism dating back to 1925-30; prank1 + -ster
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prankster

/ˈpræŋkstə/
noun
1.
a practical joker
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n.

1927, American English, from prank + -ster.

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