espièglerie


es·piè·gle·rie

noun \es-pyeg-lə-ˈrē\

Definition of ESPIÈGLERIE

:  the quality or state of being roguish or frolicsome

Examples of ESPIÈGLERIE

  1. <a delightful young woman whose espièglerie and sophisticated wit make her a favorite party guest>
  2. <a femme fatale with a penchant for sophisticated espièglerie that men found irresistible>

Origin of ESPIÈGLERIE

French, from espiègle
First Known Use: 1815

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