Trickster definition

trĭkstər
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A mischievous or roguish figure in myth or folklore, often an animal, who typically makes up for physical weakness with cunning and subversive humor.
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(myth.) Any deity or character known for trickery and mischief.
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A person who tricks; cheat.
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One that swindles or plays tricks.
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A mythological figure responsible for teaching others through the use of guile and treason.
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One who performs a trick.
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An impish or playful person.
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A fraud (person who performs a trick for the purpose of unlawful gain).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
trickster
Plural:
tricksters

Origin of trickster

  • Derived from trick +"Ž -ster.

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