ropery

noun
rop·​ery | \ ˈrō-p(ə-)rē How to pronounce ropery (audio) \

Definition of ropery

archaic
: roguish tricks or banter

First Known Use of ropery

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ropery

probably from the thought that the perpetrator deserved the gallows

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“Ropery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ropery. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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