crookery

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noun crook·ery \ ˈkru̇-kə-rē \

Definition of crookery

:crooked dealings or practices

Examples of crookery in a Sentence

  1. the dealer encouraged his sales reps to engage in crookery of all sorts, so long as it sold cars

First Known Use of crookery

1927



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