knavery

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Etymology[edit]

From knave + -ery of Germanic origin.

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knavery (plural knaveries)

  1. The (mis)behaviour of a knave, boyish mischief.
  2. Deceit, an unprincipled action.
    Cassio's a proper man: let me see now:
    To get his place and to plume up my will
    In double knavery-How, how? Let's see: — Shakespeare, Othello, Act 1, Scene 3.

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