knavery

noun
knav·​ery | \ ˈnā-və-rē How to pronounce knavery (audio) , ˈnāv-rē \
plural knaveries

Definition of knavery

1a : rascality
b : a roguish or mischievous act
2 obsolete : roguish mischief

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

First Known Use of knavery

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Knavery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knavery. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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