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Shenanigan   /ʃənˈænɪgən/   Listen
Shenanigan

noun
1.
Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.  Synonyms: devilment, devilry, deviltry, mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness.
2.
The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them).  Synonyms: chicane, chicanery, guile, trickery, wile.






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"Shenanigan" Quotes from Famous Books



... no shenanigan!" poor William pleaded. "Do you suppose he's up to some monkey-shines? Do you suppose I took him unawares, and he was afraid to ...
— The Awakening of Helena Richie • Margaret Deland

... sharply. "What's the use of this shenanigan? Can't I see through clear window-glass? Am I a fool? Oh, I didn't guess, I didn't know that such a man as you were alive; I didn't so much as know your name until yesterday. But—know a man named Hapgood?" And his eyes ...
— Under Handicap - A Novel • Jackson Gregory



Words linked to "Shenanigan" :   deception, humbug, misdeed, hooliganism, fraudulence, fraud, deceit, monkey business, jugglery, misbehavior, put-on, misbehaviour, dissembling, dupery, dissimulation, hell, vandalism, blaze, malicious mischief, hoax



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