shenanigan


she·nan·i·gan

noun \shə-ˈna-ni-gən\

Definition of SHENANIGAN

1
:  a devious trick used especially for an underhand purpose
2
a :  tricky or questionable practices or conduct —usually used in plural
b :  high-spirited or mischievous activity —usually used in plural

Examples of SHENANIGAN

  1. <students engaging in youthful shenanigans on the last day of school>
  2. <an act of vandalism that went way beyond the usual shenanigans at summer camp>

Origin of SHENANIGAN

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1855

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