ropery

noun

rop·​ery ˈrō-p(ə-)rē How to pronounce ropery (audio)
archaic
: roguish tricks or banter

Word History

Etymology

probably from the thought that the perpetrator deserved the gallows

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ropery was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Ropery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ropery. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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