- 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 trickingmislead, 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 tricking
Contemporary Examples of tricking
This can be associated with the idea of the dead as tricking those and hurting those who have hurt them.Joseph Campbell on the Roots of Halloween
October 31, 2014
Riley eventually secured freedom for his men by tricking a slave-owner.Six Greatest Acts of Human Endurance
November 6, 2013
Historical Examples of tricking
Once more, Polyphme, you are tricking, you seek all sorts of evasions.A Romance of the West Indies
She's a brick, and I feel so guiltily aware of tricking her.Jane Journeys On
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
How she had played with him, tricking him, fooling him, outwitting him—and yet loving him.The Rider of Waroona
He is tricking me, I do believe; and to-day too, just when I was so dull and lonely.The Cuckoo Clock
Or else this was their way of tricking him into talking freely.The Saracen: The Holy War
- 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