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English noun: trickster

1. trickster (person) someone who plays practical jokes on others


Synonymscut-up, hoaxer, practical joker, prankster, tricker


Broader (hypernym)bad hat, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler

2. trickster (person) someone who leads you to believe something that is not true


Synonymsbeguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker


Broader (hypernym)offender, wrongdoer


Narrower (hyponym)betrayer, bluffer, charlatan, chiseler, chiseller, counterfeiter, decoy, defalcator, defrauder, dissembler, dissimulator, dodger, double-crosser, double-dealer, embezzler, fake, faker, falsifier, figurehead, finagler, forger, fortune hunter, four-flusher, fox, fraud, front, front man, gouger, grifter, hypocrite, imitator, impersonator, imposter, impostor, liar, misleader, mountebank, nominal head, obscurantist, peculator, phoney, phony, pretender, pretender, prevaricator, pseud, pseudo, role player, sandbagger, scammer, sham, shammer, slyboots, steerer, straw man, strawman, swindler, traitor, two-timer, two-timer, utterer, wangler

3. trickster (person) a mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts


Broader (hypernym)spiritual being, supernatural being









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