noun Date: 1927 a person who plays pranks

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prankster — (n.) 1927, American English, from PRANK (Cf. prank) + STER (Cf. ster) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prankster — ► NOUN ▪ a person fond of playing pranks …   English terms dictionary

  • Prankster — Infobox comics character character name = Prankster imagesize = 223 caption = Superman #88 publisher = DC Comics debut = Action Comics #51 creators = Jerry Siegel (script) John Sikela (art) alter ego = Oswald Hubert Loomis full name = species =… …   Wikipedia

  • prankster — UK [ˈpræŋkstə(r)] / US [ˈpræŋkstər] noun [countable] Word forms prankster : singular prankster plural pranksters someone who plays tricks on other people …   English dictionary

  • prankster — [[t]præ̱ŋkstə(r)[/t]] pranksters N COUNT A prankster is someone who plays tricks and practical jokes on people. [OLD FASHIONED] Syn: joker …   English dictionary

  • prankster — /prangk steuhr/, n. a mischievous or malicious person who plays tricks, practical jokes, etc., at the expense of another. [1925 30, Amer.; PRANK1 + STER] * * * …   Universalium

  • prankster — noun One who performs pranks. Syn: trickster See Also: prank …   Wiktionary

  • prankster — Synonyms and related words: bad boy, banana, booger, buffoon, bugger, burlesquer, caricaturist, clown, comedian, comic, cutup, devil, elf, enfant terrible, epigrammatist, funmaker, funnyman, gag writer, gagman, gagster, hood, hoodlum, hooligan,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • prankster — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. trickster, joker, jokester, practical joker. See wit. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who causes minor trouble or damage: devil, imp, mischief, rascal, rogue, scamp. Informal: cutup. See GOOD …   English dictionary for students

  • prankster — prank|ster [ˈpræŋkstə US ər] n someone who plays tricks on people to make them look silly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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