tricksy

[ trik-see ]
/ ˈtrɪk si /
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adjective, trick·si·er, trick·si·est.

Also tricksome. given to tricks; mischievous; playful; prankish.
difficult to handle or deal with.
Archaic. tricky; crafty; wily.
Archaic. fashionably trim; spruce; smart.

Nearby words

  1. trickle-down theory,
  2. trickle-up,
  3. tricks of the trade,
  4. tricksome,
  5. trickster,
  6. tricktrack,
  7. tricky,
  8. triclad,
  9. triclinic,
  10. triclinium

Origin of tricksy

1545–55; trick + -s3 + -y1; cf. -sy

Related formstrick·si·ly, adverbtrick·si·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tricksy

tricksy

/ (ˈtrɪksɪ) /

adjective -sier or -siest

playing tricks habitually; mischievous
crafty or difficult to deal with
archaic well-dressed; spruce; smart
Derived Formstricksiness, noun

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