Monday, August 30, 2010
Definitions for shenanigan
- Mischief; prankishness.
- Remarks intended to deceive; deceit. Often used in the plural.
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Citations for shenanigan
For his latest shenanigan, he had been sentenced to three days in the boiler room.
But he couldn't get traction, couldn't win over the local GOP establishment, and eventually fell victim to another shenanigan.
Origin of shenanigan
Shenanigan's origin is a mystery. The first recorded usage was in California. Possible sources for the term include Spanish, German and Iroquois.