a mischievous or malicious person who plays tricks, practical jokes, etc., at the expense of another.

1925–30, Americanism; prank1 + -ster Unabridged
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prankster (ˈpræŋkstə)
a practical joker

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Example sentences
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.
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