Definition of chicane
- a wretch he had taught to lie and chicane
- —George Meredith
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a lawyer who is so notorious for chicaning that the guilty invariably seek his services
First Known Use: circa 1672See Words from the same year
most get-rich-quick schemes involve more than a smidgen of chicane
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artfulness, caginess (also cageyness), craftiness, cunning, deviousness, foxiness, oiliness, shadiness, sharpness, shiftiness, shrewdness, slickness, slipperiness, slyness, sneakiness, treachery, underhandedness, wiliness;
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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