- the group or set of cards played and won in one round.
- a point or scoring unit.
- a card that is a potential winner.Compare honor trick.
- a prostitute's customer.
- a sexual act between a prostitute and a customer.
- a preliminary sketch of a coat of arms.
- engraver's trick.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of trick
Synonyms for trick
Related Words for trickedmislead, victimize, cheat, swindle, con, dupe, bamboozle, deceive, hoodwink, defraud, delude, flimflam, rook, screw, gull, hoax, outwit, hocus-pocus, trap, fake
Examples from the Web for tricked
Contemporary Examples of tricked
Michelangelo tricked his patron about the David, but sometimes he was forcibly reminded who paid the bills.Great Renaissance Art Thrived Amid Filth
December 3, 2014
He tricked Beth into killing an innocent man for him in order to keep his own position at the hospital secure.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale
November 24, 2014
Sam Lutfi may have tricked Amanda Bynes into hospitalization.Sam Lutfi Is Young Hollywood’s Most Infamous Svengali
October 17, 2014
They apologized for making the video, and said they had been tricked into doing it.Iran Court Sentences ‘Happy’ Dancers to 6 months and 91 Lashes
September 17, 2014
Many of the boys had been drugged or tricked into coming to the center, and to watch them adjust was very difficult.China Doesn't Want You to See the Internet Addiction Film 'Web Junkie'
Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia
August 9, 2014
Historical Examples of tricked
Its visor grinned at him--the fool, the tricked, the supplanted.Viviette
William J. Locke
As before, so now they tricked the eye into a fancy that they lived.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
It is undoubtedly better to deceive him entirely, and since he will be stubborn he must be tricked.Lady Susan
He first starved, and then tricked me; and if I could I'd kill him.'The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
But you took it not—You were driven on one side, and, possibly, tricked on the other.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
- a mischievous, malicious, or humorous action or plan; jokethe boys are up to their tricks again
- (as modifier)a trick spider
- a batch of cards containing one from each player, usually played in turn and won by the player or side that plays the card with the highest value
- a card that can potentially win a trick
Word Origin for trick
early 15c., "a cheat, a mean ruse," from Old North French trique "trick, deceit, treachery, cheating," from trikier "to deceive, to cheat," variant of Old French trichier, probably from Vulgar Latin *triccare, from Latin tricari "be evasive, shuffle," from tricæ "trifles, nonsense, a tangle of difficulties," of unknown origin.
Meaning "a roguish prank" is recorded from 1580s; sense of "the art of doing something" is first attested 1610s. Meaning "prostitute's client" is first attested 1915; earlier it was U.S. slang for "a robbery" (1865). Trick-or-treat is recorded from 1942.
1590s, from trick (v.). Related: Tricked; tricking. An earlier sense of "to dress, adorn" (c.1500) is perhaps a different word entirely.
In addition to the idioms beginning with trick
- trick or treat
- trick out
- tricks of the trade
- bag of tricks
- confidence game (trick)
- dirty tricks
- do the trick
- hat trick
- how's tricks
- not miss a trick
- teach an old dog new tricks
- that does it (the trick)
- turn a trick
- up to one's old tricks