Definition of prestidigitator in English:

prestidigitator

noun

formal
  • See prestidigitation

    • ‘Today, magic is something to scoff at - the clownish domain left to oversexed prestidigitators and gay animal trainers in tights.’
    • ‘As when a prestidigitator plucks a coin from someone's ear, two knives simply appeared in Karl's paws.’
    • ‘Superman, spiderman, body-builder, magician, tactician, prestidigitator - call him whatever you may want, but he is a world-class, top-class off spinner and a match winner.’
    • ‘The more convincing the painting, the greater the paradox that it was but a reflection or shadow, and the more the painter looked like a prestidigitator.’
    • ‘In fact, it's probably safe to say that no other place in the world can boast as high a population of prestidigitators as Sin City.’
    • ‘The prestidigitators, in Times Square in New York, picked the final score and put their prediction in a pickle jar from the Carnegie Delicatessen which was watched over by Marines.’
    • ‘He's a self-confessed rebel, a ‘poet-in-the-sky’, a prestidigitator who can do conjuring tricks and pick a pocket or two.’
    • ‘At university, I was an active member of a society for prestidigitators, magicians and other such unserious folk.’
    • ‘More and more actors, jesters, prestidigitators, clowns and comic singers are chasing fewer and fewer parts.’
    • ‘Misdirection is one of the prestidigitator's tools, after all, and Welles' flair for grotesquerie and offbeat humour are as much a part of the entertainment as the tortuous plot.’
    • ‘… the Amazing Larri, ‘a prestidigitator, an escapist extraordinaire, and the greatest living exposeur.’’

Pronunciation

prestidigitator

/ˌprɛstɪˌdɪdʒɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/