twister

[ twis-ter ]
/ ˈtwɪs tər /

noun

a person or thing that twists.
Informal. a whirlwind or tornado.
Chiefly British Informal. a deceitful, unscrupulous person.

Origin of twister

1475–85; 1895–1900 for def 2; twist + -er1
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twister

/ (ˈtwɪstə) /

noun

British a swindling or dishonest person
a person or thing that twists, such as a device used in making ropes
US and Canadian an informal name for tornado
a ball moving with a twisting motion
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