chicaner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare French chicaneur.

Noun[edit]

chicaner (plural chicaners)

  1. One who uses chicanery.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Locke to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for chicaner in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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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.

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Verb[edit]

chicaner

  1. (transitive) to get (someone) into an argument
  2. (reflexive) to quibble, squabble (to complain or argue in a trivial or petty manner)

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