What does trickster mean?

Definitions for trickster
ˈtrɪk stərtrick·ster

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prankster, cut-up, trickster, tricker, hoaxer, practical jokernoun

    someone who plays practical jokes on others

  2. deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slickernoun

    someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

  3. tricksternoun

    a mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts


  1. tricksternoun

    A mythological figure responsible for teaching others through the use of guile and treason.

    Etymology: Derived from .

  2. tricksternoun

    One who performs a trick.

    Etymology: Derived from .

  3. tricksternoun

    An impish or playful person.

    Etymology: Derived from .

  4. tricksternoun

    A fraud

    Etymology: Derived from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tricksternoun

    one who tricks; a deceiver; a tricker; a cheat


  1. Trickster

    In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a god, goddess, spirit, man, woman, or anthropomorphic animal who plays tricks or otherwise disobeys normal rules and conventional behavior. It is suggested by Hansen that the term "Trickster" was probably first used in this context by Daniel G. Brinton in 1885.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trickster in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trickster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of trickster in a Sentence

  1. Kristin Davis:

    People have this,' Oh, Roger Stone's a dirty trickster,' outlook and nothing fazes him, but he's still a human being. These are still people he knew for years. At the end of the day, they've kind of all done him dirty.

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