Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who plays tricks or pranks.

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  • n. One who performs pranks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who plays practical jokes on others

Etymologies

Derived from prank +‎ -ster. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Stanczyk, a married housewife from Rockaway Beach, was walking her terrier, Psotka - Polish for "prankster" - when she wound up in a confrontation with two uniformed officers from the 100th Precinct, Shaun Grossweiler and Richard DeMartino.

    Queens Woman Claims NYPD Beat Her Up Over Dog Poop

  • Polish for "prankster" - when she wound up in a confrontation with two uniformed officers from the 100th Precinct, Shaun Grossweiler and Richard DeMartino.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The old Republican prankster is said to have suggested the now infamous debate challenge to Dean about the dearth of African-Americans in Vermont's gubernatorial cabinet, and to have furnished Sharpton with an ax handle to wield as a prop in the July NAACP debate, when the candidate accused the party of harboring the old segregationist mentality of the former Georgia governor Lester Maddox, who had used an ax handle to roust blacks from his restaurant.

    Pompadour With a Monkey Wrench

  • And on set, are you known as the prankster or the quiet one?

    Krysten Ritter Talks ‘Til Death, Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars | the TV addict

  • One horrific incident that the Hogans undoubtedly wish never made headlines occurred when Nick, known as the prankster of the family lost control of his Toyota Supra in August 2007, smashed into a palm tree, paralyzing his friend John Graziano.

    CNN Transcript Dec 18, 2009

  • As it turns out, the prankster was a former resident of the program, which is known as the Judge Rotenberg Center and located in Massachusetts.

    Maia Szalavitz: Shock School Replicates Shocking Obedience Experiment

  • The age reports George Clooney is known as a prankster, but his plan to undermine a website that posts celebrity sightings is no joke, his publicist says.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Make them useless

  • Meyer is known as a prankster with his own website.

    CNN Transcript Sep 19, 2007

  • ANDERSON: Seriousness aside, Clooney, known as a prankster, in all likelihood is having a bit of fun with this spirited Gawker Stalker smack down.

    CNN Transcript Apr 4, 2006

  • ANDERSON: Seriousness aside, Clooney known as a prankster in all likelihood is having a bit of fun with this spirited Gawker Stalker smack down.

    CNN Transcript Apr 4, 2006

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