prankster


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prank·ster

 (prăngk′stər)
n.
One who plays tricks or pranks.
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prankster

(ˈpræŋkstə)
n
a practical joker
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prank•ster

(ˈpræŋk stər)

n.
a person who is given to pranks.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prankster - someone who plays practical jokes on othersprankster - 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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prankster

noun
One who causes minor trouble or damage:
Informal: cutup.
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Translations

prankster

[ˈpræŋkstəʳ] Nbromista mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

prankster

[ˈpræŋkstər] nfarceur/euse m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

prankster

nSchelm(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

prankster

[ˈpræŋkstəʳ] nburlone/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
The prankster, who is an Omani youth based in Izki, had taken some of his relatives out on the pretence of buying them sweets and ice-cream and "for them to take part in a wonderful prank", according to him.
Al Bawaba found the source of the 32-second clip shared by the Twitter user to be an upload of an Egyptian prankster named Mohamed Eid's YouTube channel.
When asked, Zaev gives the prankster the telephone number of US Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell although in the previous conversation the prankster says he has already talked to him.
However, very few people are aware that uploading a prank video or posting audio clips of prank phone calls on social media can land the prankster in jail.
A Black Country YouTube prankster and his pal will no longer face trial for stealing cups of tea after a judge refused to give them "the oxygen of publicity".
She was interrupted by an unfunny prankster and plagued by a horrid cough.
6 (ANI): When 'Jersey Shore's Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola chose not to return for the reunion season, Pauly D, the casts' ultimate prankster, found a creative way to fill her in as a doll.
Or maybe if enough targets let the prankster know that what she thinks is fun is instead annoying and unwelcome, she'll be reluctant to repeat the calls.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxHrn6Byz3g&feature=youtu.be) In the audio posted by the prankster, Schiff  is heard in a conversation with a man posing as Andriy Parubiy, the Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament, who claims he's got dirt on Trump including compromising  pictures of the president with Russian model Olga Buzova.
INTERNET prankster Ryan Taylor sparked chaos in the Celebrity Big Brother house after breaking into the TV show's compound for the second time in a week.
Another equally mischievous prankster from the literary world was Robert Benchley, author of many books, including My Ten Years in a Quandary.
Five firefighters spent an hour working to release a YouTube prankster who cemented his head inside a microwave.