Practical joke and Trick

Practical joke

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Practical joke noun – A playful or mischievous act intended as a joke.
Usage example: friends had left the risqué message on his voice mail as a practical joke

Trick is a synonym for practical joke in prank topic. In some cases you can use "Trick" instead a noun phrase "Practical joke", when it comes to topics like deed, joke, fraud, trick or prank.
Synonyms for Practical joke


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Trick noun – A playful or mischievous act intended as a joke.
Usage example: thought that gluing the silver dollar to the floor and watching him struggle to pick it up would be a good trick

Practical joke is a synonym for trick in prank topic. You can use "Practical joke" instead a noun "Trick", if it concerns topics such as deed, joke, fraud.
Nearby Words: tricky, trickery, trickle, tricked, trickster
Synonyms for Trick

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  • Prank Date This is a form of heartless Practical Joke in which Alan thinks he has a date with Bonnie, but in reality it's a trick by Bonnie (or even Charlene) and the expected outcome is anything but a romantic interlude.
    Source: Prank Date
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