Definition of cantrip in English:


Line breaks: can|trip
Pronunciation: /ˈkantrɪp


Scottish archaic
A mischievous or playful act; a trick.
More example sentences
  • Jinx liked that, because there was something reassuring in the countless little cantrips and tricks, so unlike anything he had known.
  • Small, everyday cantrips, often considered party tricks by the more learned members of their race, are taught to whelplings, things like lighting a small fire, conjuring a cooling breeze, and the such.
  • My training isn't finished and most of my spells are weak cantrips.


late 16th century (also in the sense 'witch's trick'): of unknown origin.

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