prankster

[ prangk-ster ]
/ ˈpræŋk stər /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. prang,
  2. pranidhana,
  3. prank,
  4. prankish,
  5. prankishly,
  6. pranky,
  7. prao,
  8. prasad,
  9. prasad, rajendra,
  10. prase

Origin of prankster

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; prank1 + -ster

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British Dictionary definitions for prankster

prankster

/ (ˈpræŋkstə) /

noun

a practical joker
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Word Origin and History for prankster

prankster

n.

1927, American English, from prank + -ster.

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