roguery

noun rogu·ery \ ˈrō-g(ə-)rē \

Definition of roguery

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

Examples of roguery in a Sentence

  1. those adolescent rogueries that seemed funny at the time—but only stupid when considered in hindsight

  2. 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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