Examples of shenanigan in a Sentence
students engaging in youthful shenanigans on the last day of school
an act of vandalism that went way beyond the usual shenanigans at summer camp
Recent Examples of shenanigan from the Web
While some think Kanye West is planning a presidential run in 2020, others argue his political shenanigans are costing him both his career and legacy.
Her sister, Jo-Ann Bruno, said Nancy was known for her shenanigans and prankster behavior.
Known for his shenanigans, Jim never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
Stay tuned for his shenanigans when Season 2 of Westworld premieres on Sunday.
Behave politely toward her, but remain detached from her shenanigans.
Then Young and Clarkson, lubricated by wedding wine and the firm belief that the wedding guests expected their shenanigans, got an idea.
Rip seemed to accept his decision, and the two got drunk together in a night full of shenanigans.
Does that seem like your run-of-the-mill youthful shenanigans?
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Did You Know?
The history of shenanigan is as tricky and mischievous as its meaning. Etymologists have some theories about its origins, but no one has been able to prove them. All we can say for certain is that the earliest known use of the word in print appeared in the April 25, 1855, issue of San Francisco's Town Talk. Although the "underhanded trick" sense of the word is oldest, the most common senses in use now are "tricky or questionable practices" (as in "political shenanigans") and "high-spirited behavior" (as in "youthful shenanigans").
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