cantrip

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can·trip

 (kăn′trĭp)
n.
1. Scots A magic spell; a witch's trick.
2. Chiefly British A deceptive move; a sham.

[Origin unknown.]

cantrip

(ˈkæntrɪp) or

cantraip

n
1. a magic spell
2. (often plural) a mischievous trick
adj
(of an effect) produced by black magic
[C18: Scottish, of unknown origin]

can•trip

(ˈkɑn trɪp)

n.
1. Chiefly Scot. a magic spell; trick by sorcery.
2. Chiefly Brit. artful shamming meant to deceive.
[1710–20; appar. dissimilated variant of Old English calcatrippe; see caltrop]

cantrip

A Scottish word for a magic spell.