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trickster

[trik-ster] /ˈtrɪk stər/
noun
1.
a deceiver; cheat; fraud.
2.
a person who plays tricks.
3.
a supernatural figure appearing in various guises and typically engaging in mischievous activities, important in the folklore and mythology of many primitive peoples and usually conceived as a culture hero.
Origin of trickster
1705-1715
1705-15; trick + -ster
Related forms
trickstering, noun
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trickster

/ˈtrɪkstə/
noun
1.
a person who deceives or plays tricks
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Word Origin and History for trickster
n.

1711, from trick (n.) + -ster.

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