Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that swindles or plays tricks.
  • noun A mischievous or roguish figure in myth or folklore, often an animal, who typically makes up for physical weakness with cunning and subversive humor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who practises tricks; a deceiver; a cheat.
  • To play tricks.

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

  • noun One who tricks; a deceiver; a tricker; a cheat.

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

  • noun A mythological figure responsible for teaching others through the use of guile and treason.
  • noun One who performs a trick.
  • noun An impish or playful person.
  • noun A fraud (person who performs a trick for the purpose of unlawful gain).

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

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
  • noun someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
  • noun a mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts

Etymologies

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Derived from trick +‎ -ster.

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