practical joker

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practical joke

A mischievous trick played on a person, especially one that causes the victim to experience embarrassment, indignity, or discomfort.

practical joker n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.practical joker - someone who plays practical jokes on otherspractical joker - someone who plays practical jokes on others
bad hat, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler - someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
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Unless we have come upon a primitive practical joker," Summerlee suggested, "which I should think would be one of the most elementary developments of man.
I am forced to admit that even though I had traveled a long distance to place Bowen Tyler's manuscript in the hands of his father, I was still a trifle skeptical as to its sincerity, since I could not but recall that it had not been many years since Bowen had been one of the most notorious practical jokers of his alma mater.
The Royal Mail says the first recorded postcard was sent by writer and practical joker Theodore Hook in 1840, but the idea did not take off until 30 years later.
of tragic Fenham Richardson emotional young his - o"He was a real practical joker.
Mates of the practical joker, who left one brother naked in a field and locked a ball and chain on another on their stag nights, were determined to pay him back for all the tricks he pulled on them.
He was a practical joker and was very popular over here.
Manselius was handcuffed by a fellow passenger and an aircrew safety trainer to his seat, post which the practical joker fell asleep after having a spot of breakfast and was arrested upon arrival in Hong Kong, the report added.
Tolkien's Gandalf almost died in the confrontation, but the Warsaw practical joker, called SA Wardega, just irritated the tram driver.
He was a larger then life practical joker, with a cheeky grin and he'll be missed by all that knew him.
Summary: George Clooney is well known as a director and actor, but his cast-mates also know him as a practical joker.
Regaining consciousness, he saw his brother, a relentless practical joker, sitting at his bed side.
Known as a practical joker, Craig likes to use humor to keep things "light.

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