Definition of legerdemainist in US English:

legerdemainist

noun

  • A person who performs conjuring tricks; a magician, a conjuror. Also in extended use: a person who engages in subtle deception or manipulation.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From legerdemain + -ist.

Pronunciation

legerdemainist

/ˌlɛdʒədəˈmeɪnɪst/