Fans of today adore the cheaters of the past, precisely because of their chicanery.
chicanery in the blood, one might imagine, has to be worked out.
The placard had indicated the possibility of chicanery on the part of McGuire.
But it was connected in his mind with chicanery, effeminacy, and with the cruel and degrading punishments of children.
In a world of chicanery and treachery the sword alone cut clean.
Above all, that which owes its existence to the cheapest, the very shabbiest, chicanery the world was ever bamboozled with.
A delicate webwork of forgery, bribery, chicanery and falsehood.
I feel as light as a feather since I left all that chicanery behind!
Back in other days, a horse trade was often tinged with fraud and chicanery.
He said he'd bet no more, but he knew there was some chicanery, or dom hy-pocritical prognostication, somewhere.
c.1600, "legal quibbling, sophistry," from French chicanerie "trickery," from Middle French chicaner "to pettifog, quibble" (15c.), of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle Low German schikken "to arrange, bring about," or from the name of a golf-like game once played in Languedoc.