Definitions

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

  • n. One that swindles or plays tricks.
  • n. 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

Derived from trick +‎ -ster. (Wiktionary)

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