ropery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rope +‎ -ery

Noun[edit]

ropery (countable and uncountable, plural roperies)

  1. (obsolete) Any form of language used, typically slang or slander, that can get one in trouble.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet to this entry?)
  2. A place where ropes are made; ropewalk.

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