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shenanigan

[ shuh-nan-i-guhn ]
/ ʃəˈnæn ɪ gən /
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noun Informal.
Usually shenanigans.
  1. mischief; prankishness: Halloween shenanigans.
  2. deceit; trickery.
a mischievous or deceitful trick, practice, etc.

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Origin of shenanigan

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for shenanigan

shenanigan
/ (ʃɪˈnænɪɡən) /

noun informal
(usually plural) roguishness; mischief
an act of treachery; deception

Word Origin for shenanigan

C19: of unknown origin
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