trickery


trick·ery

noun \ˈtri-k(ə-)rē\

: the use of tricks to deceive or cheat someone

Full Definition of TRICKERY

:  the practice of crafty underhanded ingenuity to deceive or cheat

Examples of TRICKERY

  1. He resorted to trickery to get what he wanted.
  2. <Delia resorted to trickery—even loading up the fishing equipment—to induce her dog into the car for his vet appointment.>

First Known Use of TRICKERY

1796

Rhymes with TRICKERY

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