Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of trigger.
  • noun One who tricks; a cheat; a trickster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who tricks; a trickster.
  • noun Obs. or Prov. Eng. A trigger.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who tricks or plays tricks; a practical joker; a prankster
  • noun obsolete, UK, dialect A trigger.

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

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others

Etymologies

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Derived from trick +‎ -er.

Examples

  • The sore hands thing is, of course, because I am working on harder climbs, which means concomitantly smaller and tricker handholds requiring (often) greater force to stick on.

    i'll make you lick my injury.

  • As for the one on private land, that one a little tricker, the dog was technically on private land, and thus the Owner was trespassing.

    Trapping...cats and dogs

  • As for the one on private land, that one a little tricker, the dog was technically on private land, and thus the Owner was trespassing.

    Trapping...cats and dogs

  • Dialect differences: This is tricker, but linguists have known forever that Black, Southern, Scots, Irish and many other kinds of English differ from the standard not randomly because their speakers are lazy but systematically.

    Grammar Pet Peeves: Who, Whom, None Is Or Are?

  • I also had to delay getting my coffee, which made navigating the above that much tricker.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • Rebooking is tricker than ever — as many discovered during the recent snowstorms in the South and Northeast — because airlines have reduced their schedules and are running at capacity.

    Room Service in Terminal B

  • Brands and logos are of course protected under trade mark, but what comes under copyright is a tricker situation.

    CC Comment&Critique :: towards open fashion?

  • Hair-tricker sensitivities that have Muslim extremists respond to real or perceived insults with death threats, violent demonstrations, murder and terrorism, make it difficult or even impossible for non-Muslims to believe the claim that Islam is a ‘religion of peace.’

    Muslim Labour MP: British Muslims have ‘victim mentality’

  • Buying them individually is tricker as it should be a percentage of your shelf price.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Brands and logos are of course protected under trade mark, but what comes under copyright is a tricker situation.

    Archive 2008-06-01

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