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espièglerie

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noun es·piè·gle·rie \es-pyeg-lə-ˈrē\

Definition of espièglerie

  1. :  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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