hon·​ey·​fug·​gle | \ ˈhənēˌfəgəl \
variants: or less commonly honeyfogle \ -​fōg-​ \ or honeyfugle \ -​f(y)üg-​ \

Definition of honeyfuggle

transitive verb

1 chiefly dialectal
b : to obtain by cheating or deception : finagle sense 2
2 chiefly dialectal : flatter, cajole, blandish

intransitive verb

chiefly dialectal : to ingratiate or seek to ingratiate oneself so as to cheat or deceive

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First Known Use of honeyfuggle

1829, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for honeyfuggle

perhaps from honey entry 1 + English dialect fugel to cheat, trick

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“Honeyfuggle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honeyfuggle. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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