espièglerie

noun
es·​piè·​gle·​rie | \ e-spye-glə-ˈrē How to pronounce espièglerie (audio) \

Definition of espièglerie

: the quality or state of being roguish or frolicsome

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Examples of espièglerie in a Sentence

a delightful young woman whose espièglerie and sophisticated wit make her a favorite party guest a femme fatale with a penchant for sophisticated espièglerie that men found irresistible

First Known Use of espièglerie

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for espièglerie

French, from espiègle

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“Espièglerie.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/espi%C3%A8glerie. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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