ropery

noun
rop·ery | \ˈrō-p(ə-)rē \

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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