- roguish conduct; rascality.
- playful mischief.
Origin of roguery
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Examples from the Web for roguery
What iss that but roguery, for all that this Mr. Harness says!Strife (First Series Plays)
And let us have a prelude about all this sort of roguery, like the preludes of our other laws.Laws
This is a vile falsehood, devised for some infernal scheme of roguery.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)
Charles James Lever
"One must deal with a rogue according to his roguery," Colonel John retorted.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
He knew by this circumstance, that it was roguery, not accident, which caused the smoke.The Teacher
- behaviour characteristic of a rogue
- a roguish or mischievous act
Word Origin and History for roguery
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