[ US /ˈtɹɪkstɝ/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈɪkstɐ/ ]
  1. a mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts
  2. someone who plays practical jokes on others
  3. someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
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How To Use trickster In A Sentence

  • Hesher (Director: Spencer Susser; Screenwriters: Spencer Susser and David Michod; Story by Brian Charles Frank) — A mysterious, anarchical trickster descends on the lives of a family struggling to deal with a painful loss. Sundance 2010 Competition Lineup Arrives, And Here Are Some Highlights » MTV Movies Blog
  • There are others who believe they were betrayed by an organization of cheap confidence tricksters and want to tell the world about it.
  • It is, after all, the Internet - a heady mixture of commerce, education, infotainment, tricksters, agendas, games and entertainment.
  • “What mechanisms currently exist or ought to exist to allow Good Scientists to continue their Good Work unfettered by big oil tricksterism, such as FOI requests, fake “audits”, FUDtank misinformation, the cyberwars, etc. – all of which are designed to serve the interests of the rich & powerful, not society at large?” Unthreaded #9 « Climate Audit
  • 40 Poems, ballads, and images suggested an American picaro, a raffish trickster and canny businessman, whose slick tongue and sharp wit made him impossible to trust fully.
  • It was true some clairvoyants might be simply tricksters, but that had not been his position and he was sure ‘the whole phenomenon cannot be accounted for on natural grounds’.
  • This view may be compared with the latest contribution to the relevant taxonomies from Douglas Canfield, whose Tricksters and Estates provides a theoretical propaedeutic to his major Broadview anthology.
  • Arabian Jazz is replete with humorous instances of recontextualized cultural inheritance, cultural teases, and trickster-like irony.
  • The bearded trickster appears to be buying some milk until he tells the cashier: 'Look into my eyes. The Sun
  • On his release, the widowed trickster evidently won himself a rich wife among the élite Jewish merchant class in Frankfort.
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