shenanigan

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Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. These possibilities have been suggested:

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  • IPA(key): /ʃəˈnænəɡɪn/,
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Noun[edit]

shenanigan (plural shenanigans)

  1. (countable) A deceitful confidence trick, or mischief causing discomfort or annoyance.
    I spotted his next shenanigan — saw it coming — and so avoided being fooled.
  2. (rare) singular form of shenanigans

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