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prestidigitator (n.)

1843, from French prestidigitateur, a hybrid coined 1830 by Jules de Rovère (who sought a new word, "qui s'accorderait mieux à ses nobles origines" to replace escamoteur and physicien), roughly based on Latin praestigiator "juggler" (see prestigious); influenced by Italian presto "quick," a conjuror's word (see presto), and by Latin digitus "finger" (see digit).

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Definitions of prestidigitator from WordNet

prestidigitator (n.)
someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience;
Synonyms: magician / conjurer / conjuror / illusionist
From wordnet.princeton.edu