Definition of trickster in English:

trickster

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪkstə
 
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noun

A person who cheats or deceives people.
More example sentences
  • The budding scientists of today will need to prepare themselves to do battle with silliness, impostors, tricksters and fraudsters.
  • Mamet's works are about tricksters, con men, people always out to put one over on someone else.
  • We must remember who Rivka is: she is the sister of Lavan, the infamous trickster and con man.
Synonyms
swindler, cheat, fraud, fraudster, defrauder, confidence man; charlatan, mountebank, quack, impostor, sham; rogue, villain, scoundrel; deceiver, deluder, dissembler, hoodwinker, hoaxer; joker, practical joker
informal con man, con artist, sharp, phoney, flimflam man, flimflammer
British informal twister
North American informal grifter, bunco artist, gold brick, chiseller
Australian informal illywhacker, magsman, shicer
South African informal schlenter
rare tregetour

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