Origin of legerdemain
Related formsleg·er·de·main·ist, noun
Examples from the Web for legerdemain
By the power of his address and wit he invested the most insignificant feats of legerdemain with a peculiar charm.
This was a sort of sleight of hand, in the use of words; and was noticed, at the time, as "legerdemain."Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather|Charles W. Upham
Priests, however, tolerate no rivals, and permit no legerdemain but their own.Gerald Fitzgerald|Charles James Lever
The medium had been warned by friends that Wilmann was an expert professor of legerdemain.Hours with the Ghosts or, Nineteenth Century Witchcraft|Henry Ridgely Evans
That Merriwell had secured the pair of fives with his three jacks for all of his style of drawing seemed like legerdemain.Frank Merriwell's Backers|Burt L. Standish