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Meaning of trickster

trick•ster

Pronunciation: (trik'stur), [key]
— n.
  1. a deceiver; cheat; fraud.
  2. a person who plays tricks.
  3. a supernatural figure appearing in various guises and typically engaging in mischievous activities, important in the folklore and mythology of many primitive peoples and usually conceived as a culture hero.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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