noun Sven·ga·li \sven-ˈgä-lē, sfen-\

Definition of SVENGALI

:  a person who manipulates or exerts excessive control over another

Origin of SVENGALI

Svengali, villainous hypnotist in the novel Trilby (1894) by George du Maurier
First Known Use: 1919

Rhymes with SVENGALI


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