sleight

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noun \ˈslīt\

Definition of sleight

  1. 1 :  deceitful craftiness; also :  stratagem

  2. 2 :  dexterity, skill

Examples of sleight in a sentence

  1. must have employed some sophisticated sleight to con that wary couple out of their money

  2. a brilliant new theory that pays tribute to his remarkable sleight of mind

Origin and Etymology of sleight

Middle English, from Old Norse slœgth, from slœgr sly — more at sly


First Known Use: 14th century



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