rogu·​ery | \ ˈrō-g(ə-)rē How to pronounce roguery (audio) \
plural rogueries

Definition of roguery

1 : an act or behavior characteristic of a rogue
2 : mischievous play

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those adolescent rogueries that seemed funny at the time—but only stupid when considered in hindsight the old fraternity brothers fondly recounted how their roguery used to rile the dean
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First Known Use of roguery

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Roguery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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