verb (used with or without object), fe·na·gled, fe·na·gling.
verb (used with object), fi·na·gled, fi·na·gling.
verb (used without object), fi·na·gled, fi·na·gling.
Origin of finagle
Word Origin for finagle
1926, American English, possibly a variant of English dialectal fainaigue "to cheat or renege" (at cards), of unknown origin. Liberman says finagle is from figgle, phonetic variant of fiddle "fidget about," frequentative of fig. Related: Finagled; finagling.