adjective (tricksier; -est) Etymology: tricks, plural of trick Date: 1552 1. archaic smartly attired ; spruce 2. full of tricks ; prankish 3. a. archaic having the craftiness of a trickster b. difficult to cope with or handle ; trying <
a tricksy job
4. chiefly British ornately contrived in technique or effect • tricksiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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