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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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

First Known Use of knavery

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Dictionary Entries near knavery

Knautia

knave

knave bairn

knavery

knaveship

knavess

knavish

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The first known use of knavery was in 1528

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