chicaner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare French chicaneur.

Noun[edit]

chicaner (plural chicaners)

  1. One who uses chicanery.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French chicaner, from Middle Low German schicken, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *skikkijaną, the selfsame origin of modern French chic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃi.ka.ne/
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Verb[edit]

chicaner

  1. (transitive) to get (someone) into an argument
  2. (reflexive, reciprocal) to quibble, squabble (to complain or argue in a trivial or petty manner)
    C'est inutile de se chicaner.
    It's pointless to squabble.
    Mais pourquoi est-ce que vous vous chicanez ?
    Just why are you bickering?

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