Scandiknavery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Scandinavian +‎ knavery. A nonce word coined by James Joyce (see quotation below).

Noun[edit]

Scandiknavery (uncountable)

  1. (very rare, informal) Duplicity by Scandinavians.
    • 1939, Finnegans Wake, James Joyce, Book 1, episode 2:
      For to sod the brave son of Scandiknavery.