- 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)
- trichrome stain,
- trick cyclist,
- trick ending,
- trick knee,
- trick or treat,
- trick out
Origin of trick
Examples from the Web for tricked
Michelangelo tricked his patron about the David, but sometimes he was forcibly reminded who paid the bills.
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|Melissa Leon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sam Lutfi may have tricked Amanda Bynes into hospitalization.Sam Lutfi Is Young Hollywood’s Most Infamous Svengali|Amy Zimmerman|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|IranWire|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
He was on fire with fury at the way he had been tricked, and thirsting to get loose and be revenged.A Master of Fortune|Cutcliffe Hyne
They felt that they had been tricked, caught by a phrase they did not understand.Four American Indians|Edson L. Whitney
But in another sense he had tricked Laban and was going away with ill-gotten gains.Living for the Best|James G. K. McClure
She shuddered afresh as she thought how she had tricked them on that other occasion.Hour of Enchantment|Roy J. Snell
It did not take them long to see that they had been tricked by some one.Tales from the X-bar Horse Camp|Will C. Barnes
- 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