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shenanigan

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noun she·nan·i·gan \shə-ˈna-ni-gən\

Definition of shenanigan

  1. 1 :  a devious trick used especially for an underhand purpose

  2. 2a :  tricky or questionable practices or conduct —usually used in pluralb :  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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