adj. trick·si·er, trick·si·est
a. Playful or michievous: "the merry, tricksy, elfish fun of the terriers and collies that we all know" (John Muir).
b. Devious or deceptive.
2. Requiring care or skill; tricky.
3. Artfully decorated or done.
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