Dictionary.com

prankster

[ prangk-ster ]
/ ˈpræŋk stər /
Save This Word!

noun

a mischievous or malicious person who plays tricks, practical jokes, etc., at the expense of another.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of prankster

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; prank1 + -ster
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for prankster

prankster
/ (ˈpræŋkstə) /

noun

a practical joker
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learn A New Word Right Now!