trickster

[trik-ster]
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:
1705–15; trick + -ster

trickstering, noun
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trickster (ˈtrɪkstə)
 
n
a person who deceives or plays tricks

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Example sentences
The scientific community and media is not immune from their antics and it is
  rightly on guard against the trickster.
The poor kids in that room suffered with the stench for days, while the
  trickster and his friends snickered amongst them selves.
It's a superpower in a confidence trickster's business.
He was ashamed to say so, but he was in fact a bit of a confidence trickster.
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