Tricksy Trick"sy, a. [From {Trick}.] Exhibiting artfulness; trickish. ``My tricksy spirit!'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

he tricksy policy which in the seventeenth century passed for state wisdom. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • tricksy — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tricksy — ► ADJECTIVE (tricksier, tricksiest) 1) clever in an ingenious or deceptive way. 2) playful or mischievous …   English terms dictionary

  • tricksy — [trik′sē] adj. tricksier, tricksiest 1. Archaic tricked out; spruce; smart 2. full of tricks; playful; mischievous 3. TRICKY tricksiness n …   English World dictionary

  • tricksy — adjective (tricksier; est) Etymology: tricks, plural of trick Date: 1552 1. archaic smartly attired ; spruce 2. full of tricks ; prankish 3. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tricksy — trick|sy [ trıksi ] adjective INFORMAL a tricksy person likes to play tricks on people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tricksy — tricksily, adv. tricksiness, n. /trik see/, adj., tricksier, tricksiest. 1. Also, tricksome. given to tricks; mischievous; playful; prankish. 2. difficult to handle or deal with. 3. Archaic. tricky; crafty; wily. 4. Archaic. fashionably trim;… …   Universalium

  • tricksy — adjective Inclined to trickery; sneaky, devious …   Wiktionary

  • tricksy — adj, n (behaving like) an ostentatious, preten tious or otherwise obnoxious female, flossie. The term is used by females of those they disapprove of …   Contemporary slang

  • tricksy — adjective (tricksier, tricksiest) 1》 ingenious or complicated. 2》 playful or mischievous. Derivatives tricksily adverb tricksiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • tricksy — a. Trickish, artful …   New dictionary of synonyms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”