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prankster

[prangk-ster] /ˈpræŋk stər/
noun
1.
a mischievous or malicious person who plays tricks, practical jokes, etc., at the expense of another.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; prank1 + -ster
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Examples for prankster
  • He was named after his grandfather who was a comedian and prankster.
  • My grandfather was a prankster too, and he ended his life playing chess.
  • In his specific case, he actually did steal the door in question, since he was a notorious prankster as well.
  • Teammates remember him as a prankster who liked to throw bags of water from hotel rooms during road trips.
  • We'll leave an envelope on your door step which will let you know who was the prankster that had you flocked.
  • Many of the chemicals commonly found in an educational setting could easily be used in a more threatening manner by a prankster.
  • The local prankster was eventually caught and released after questioning.
  • A prankster had used a hippopotamus foot umbrella stand to make the footprints.
British Dictionary definitions for prankster

prankster

/ˈpræŋkstə/
noun
1.
a practical joker
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