Either from Old Northern French trique (related to Old French trichier; French: tricher), from Middle High German trechen (“to launch a shot at, play a trick on”); Or from Dutch trek (“a pull, draw, trick”), from trekken (“to draw”), from Middle Dutch trekken, trēken (“to pull, place, put, move”), from Old Dutch *trekkan, *trekan (“to move, drag”), from Proto-Germanic *trakjanan, *trikanan (“to drag, scrape, pull”), from Proto-Indo-European *dreg- (“to drag, scrape”). Cognate with Low German trekken, Middle High German trecken, trechen, Danish trække, and Old Frisian trekka. Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.
trick (comparative tricker, superlative trickest)
- (slang) Stylish or cool.
- Wow, your new sportscar is so trick.
trick (plural tricks)
- Something designed to fool or swindle.
- It was just a trick to say that the house was underpriced.
- A single piece (or business) of a magician's (or any variety entertainer's) act.
- And for my next trick, I will pull a wombat out of a duffel bag.
- An effective, clever or quick way of doing something.
- Tricks of the trade. What's the trick of getting this chair to fold up?
- (card games) A sequence in which each player plays a card and a winning play is determined.
- I was able to take the second trick with the heart queen.
- (slang) An act of prostitution. Generally used with turn.
- At the worst point, she was turning ten tricks a day.
- (slang) A customer to a prostitute.
- As the businessman rounded the corner, she thought, "Here comes another trick."
- An entertaining or difficult physical action.
- That's a nice skateboard, but can you do any tricks on it?
- A daily period of work, especially in shift-based jobs.
- 1885, Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, The Conductor and Brakeman, page 496:
- On third trick from 12 m. to 8 am, we have W. A. White, formerly operator at Wallula, who thus far has given general satisfaction.
- 1899, New York (State), Bureau of Statistics, Deptartment of Labor, Annual Report:
- Woodside Junction—On 8 hour basis, first trick $60, second trick $60, third trick $50.
- 1949, Labor arbitration reports, page 738:
- The Union contends that Fifer was entitled to promotion to the position of Group Leader on the third trick in the Core Room Department.
something designed to trick
- Basque: azerikeria (eu)
- Mandarin: 詭計 (cmn), 诡计 (cmn) (guǐjì), 騙術 (cmn), 骗术 (cmn) (piànshù), 惡作劇 (cmn), 恶作剧 (cmn) (èzuòjù)
- Estonian: vemp (et), temp (et), trikk (et)
- Finnish: temppu (fi), trikki (fi)
- French: truc (fr) m
- German: List (de) f, Falle (de) f, Trick (de) m
- Hungarian: trükk (hu)
- Japanese: 欺き (ja) (あざむき, azamuki), 企み (ja) (たくらみ, takurami)
- Jèrriais: farche f
- Latin: sūtēla (la) f
- Norwegian: trick (no) n, trikk (no) n, triks (no) n, knep (no) n
- Portuguese: artimanha (pt) f, truque (pt) m, artimanha (pt) f
- Russian: обман (ru) (obmán) m, трюк (ru) (trjuk) m, уловка (ru) (ulóvka) f
- Scottish Gaelic: cleas (gd) m, car (gd) m
- Spanish: truco (es) m, artimaña (es) f
- Swedish: trick (sv) n, fint (sv) c, knep (sv) n
- Telugu: జిత్తు (te) (jittu)
winning sequence in cards
slang: act of prostitution
slang: customer to a prostitute
trick (third-person singular simple present tricks, present participle tricking, simple past and past participle tricked)
- (transitive) To fool; to cause to believe something untrue; to deceive.
- You tried to trick me when you said that house was underpriced.
- (heraldry) To draw (as opposed to blazon - to describe in words).
- 1600, Hamlet, Act 2, by Shakespeare
- The rugged Pyrrhus, he whose sable arms, / Black as his purpose, did the night resemble / When he lay couched in the ominous horse, / Hath now this dread and black complexion smear'd / With heraldry more dismal; head to foot / Now is he total gules; horridly trick'd / With blood of fathers, mothers, daughters, sons […]
- Ben Jonson
- They forget that they are in the statutes: […] there they are tricked, they and their pedigrees.
- To dress; to decorate; to adorn fantastically; often followed by up, off, or out.
- Alexander Pope
- Trick her off in air.
- John Locke
- Tricking up their children in fine clothes.
- They are simple, but majestic, records of the feelings of the poet; as little tricked out for the public eye as his diary would have been.
Derived terms 
to fool; to cause to believe something untrue
- Catalan: enganyar (ca)
- Finnish: huijata (fi), petkuttaa (fi), huiputtaa (fi), juksata (fi), höynäyttää (fi), vedättää (fi)
- French: duper (fr), tromper (fr), (colloquial) rouler (fr), (colloquial) embobiner (fr)
- German: austricksen (de), überlisten (de), verarschen (de)
- Italian: imbrogliare (it)
- Sorani: ههڵخهڵهتاندن (ckb), فێڵ کردن (ckb)
- Malay: daya (ms), perdaya (ms)
Derived terms 
Terms derived from the adjective, noun, or verb trick