knavery

noun

knav·​ery ˈnā-və-rē How to pronounce knavery (audio)
ˈnāv-rē
plural knaveries
1
a
b
: a roguish or mischievous act
2
obsolete : roguish mischief

Examples of knavery in a Sentence

the sort of frat-boy knaveries that become the stuff of campus legend suspects some knavery going on in the political campaign

Word History

First Known Use

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of knavery was in 1528

Dictionary Entries Near knavery

Cite this Entry

“Knavery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knavery. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

knavery

noun
knav·​ery ˈnāv-(ə-)rē How to pronounce knavery (audio)
plural knaveries
: the practices of a knave : rascality
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