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trickster

[ trik-ster ]
/ ˈtrɪk stər /
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noun

a deceiver; cheat; fraud.
a person who plays tricks.
a supernatural figure appearing in various guises and typically engaging in mischievous activities, important in the folklore and mythology of many primitive peoples and usually conceived as a culture hero.

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Origin of trickster

First recorded in 1705–15; trick + -ster

OTHER WORDS FROM trickster

trick·ster·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for trickster

trickster
/ (ˈtrɪkstə) /

noun

a person who deceives or plays tricks
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