- mischief; prankishness: Halloween shenanigans.
- deceit; trickery.
- shen congwen,
- shenandoah national park,
- shenandoah valley,
- shenstone, william
Origin of shenanigan
Examples from the Web for shenanigans
But how do these trends, gimmicks, and shenanigans affect the story of Easter?Can’t Fill the House On Easter? Try Handing Out Gadgets|Matthew Paul Turner|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I imagine with James Caan around there were plenty of shenanigans on set.Robert Duvall on His Storied Career, His New Movie, and Why He’s Ditching the GOP|Marlow Stern|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The shenanigans of Intimacy will shake any jaded theater fan from nudity ennui.New York’s Naughtiest Show (Maybe Avoid the Front Row)|Tim Teeman|January 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By December 11th, they were faced with the option of choosing which side's shenanigans to ratify.What if the Supreme Court Had Turned Down Bush v. Gore? (Redux)|Megan McArdle|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You can do all the shenanigans you want, but what does it gain you?
We played luck too; we never had no shenanigans, a-stealin' a man's money.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.|Work Projects Administration
And with such a sign to go by, there must've been shenanigans goin' on to make things go wrong!Attention Saint Patrick|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Your shenanigans probably chipped a little off the price I had to pay, so I ought to be grateful to you.Murder in the Gunroom|Henry Beam Piper
Word Origin for shenanigan
1855, of uncertain origin. Earliest records of it are in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, U.S. Suggestions include Spanish chanada, a shortened form of charranada "trick, deceit;" or, less likely, German Schenigelei, peddler's argot for "work, craft," or the related German slang verb schinäglen. Another guess centers on Irish sionnach "fox."