Other uses are tricked out ie blazoned ornately like a coat of arms. Old Eng. trick: a trait, feature or characteristic peculiarity. A heart too capable of every line and trick of his sweet favour
Folk-etymology A Dictionary of Verbal Corruptions Or Words Perverted in Form Or Meaning, by False Derivation Or Mistaken Analogy By Abram Smythe Palmer
It’s odd how much slang we never second think. I wonder if this also explains the more obscure “How’s Tricks?” The Urban Dictionary claims both uses of Trick were derived from prostitutes, and I guess I can’t blame them for backfilling some folk history.
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