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sleight

noun \ˈslīt\

Definition of SLEIGHT

1
:  deceitful craftiness; also :  stratagem
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Examples of SLEIGHT

  1. <must have employed some sophisticated sleight to con that wary couple out of their money>
  2. <a brilliant new theory that pays tribute to his remarkable sleight of mind>

Origin of SLEIGHT

Middle English, from Old Norse slœgth, from slœgr sly — more at sly
First Known Use: 14th century

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