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trick·ster

 (trĭk′stər)
n.
1. One that swindles or plays tricks.
2. often Trickster A mischievous or roguish figure in myth or folklore, often an animal, who typically makes up for physical weakness with cunning and subversive humor.

trickster

(ˈtrɪkstə)
n
a person who deceives or plays tricks

trick•ster

(ˈtrɪk stər)

n.
1. a deceiver; cheat.
2. a person who plays tricks.
3. a mischievous, knavish figure of myth and folklore, often simultaneously a being with supernatural powers and a culture hero.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trickster - someone who plays practical jokes on otherstrickster - someone who plays practical jokes on others
bad hat, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler - someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
2.trickster - someone who leads you to believe something that is not truetrickster - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
bluffer, four-flusher - a person who tries to bluff other people
chiseler, chiseller, defrauder, grifter, scammer, swindler, gouger - a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
decoy, steerer - a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
dodger, slyboots, fox - a shifty deceptive person
double-crosser, double-dealer, traitor, two-timer, betrayer - a person who says one thing and does another
defalcator, embezzler, peculator - someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
falsifier - someone who falsifies
finagler, wangler - a deceiver who uses crafty misleading methods
counterfeiter, forger - someone who makes copies illegally
fortune hunter - a person who seeks wealth through marriage
front man, nominal head, straw man, strawman, figurehead, front - a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
dissembler, dissimulator, hypocrite, phoney, phony, pretender - a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
imitator, impersonator - someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another
faker, imposter, impostor, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammer, pretender, fraud, fake - a person who makes deceitful pretenses
liar, prevaricator - a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
misleader - someone who leads astray (often deliberately)
charlatan, mountebank - a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
obscurantist - a person who is deliberately vague
sandbagger - someone who deceives you about his true nature or intent in order to take advantage of you
two-timer - someone who deceives a lover or spouse by carrying on a sexual relationship with somebody else
utterer - someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins
3.trickster - a mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts
spiritual being, supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events

trickster

noun deceiver, fraud, cheat, joker, hoaxer, pretender, hustler (U.S. informal), con man (informal), impostor, fraudster, swindler, practical joker, grifter (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), chiseller (informal) The veteran trickster had made a fortune in his 40 years of fraud.

trickster

noun
Translations
مُحْتال، مُخادِع
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trickster

[ˈtrɪkstəʳ] Nestafador(a) m/f, embustero/a m/f

trickster

[ˈtrɪkstər] narnaqueur/euse m/f

trickster

nSchwindler(in) m(f), → Betrüger(in) m(f)

trickster

[ˈtrɪkstəʳ] nimbroglione/a

trick

(trik) noun
1. something which is done, said etc in order to cheat or deceive someone, and sometimes to frighten them or make them appear stupid. The message was just a trick to get her to leave the room.
2. a clever or skilful action (to amuse etc). The magician performed some clever tricks.
adjective
intended to deceive or give a certain illusion. trick photography.
ˈtrickery noun
the act of deceiving or cheating. She could not stand his trickery.
ˈtrickster noun
a cheater.
ˈtricky adjective
difficult. a tricky problem/job; a tricky person to deal with.
ˈtrickily adverb
ˈtrickiness noun
ˈtrick question noun
a question that is likely to mislead a person.
do the trick
to do or be what is necessary. I need a piece of paper. This old envelope will do the trick!
play a trick / tricks on
to do something which is amusing to oneself because it deceives or frightens (someone else), or makes them appear stupid. He played a trick on her by jumping out from behind a wall as she passed.
a trick of the trade
one of the ways of being successful in a job etc. Remembering the customers' names is one of the tricks of the trade.
trick or treat!
an expression used by children on Halloween to ``threaten'' people that they will do annoying tricks if they do not get sweets or small presents.
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