trickery

[ trik-uh-ree ]
/ ˈtrɪk ə ri /

noun, plural trick·er·ies.

the use or practice of tricks or stratagems to deceive; artifice; deception.
a trick used to deceive.

Nearby words

  1. trick knee,
  2. trick or treat,
  3. trick out,
  4. trick-or-treat,
  5. trick-track,
  6. trickish,
  7. trickishly,
  8. trickle,
  9. trickle charge,
  10. trickle charger

Origin of trickery

First recorded in 1790–1800; trick + -ery

Synonym study

1. See duplicity.

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British Dictionary definitions for trickery

trickery

/ (ˈtrɪkərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

the practice or an instance of using trickshe obtained the money by trickery
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Word Origin and History for trickery

trickery

n.

1800, from trick (v.) + -ery.

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