verb (used with or without object), fe·na·gled, fe·na·gling.
Definition for fenagle (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), fi·na·gled, fi·na·gling.
verb (used without object), fi·na·gled, fi·na·gling.
British Dictionary definitions for fenagle
Word Origin for finagle
Word Origin and History for fenagle
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.