variants or less commonly honeyfogle
or honeyfugle

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of honeyfuggle was in 1829

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“Honeyfuggle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honeyfuggle. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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