shenanigan

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Mischievous play, especially by children
Trickery, games; skulduggery. To "call", "claim" or "declare" shenanigans is to rhetorically label something as officially deceitful, improper, or otherwise incorrect

The advertisement said it would cost $50 but they charged me $75 at the register. I declare shenanigans. The speaker passes off the statement as having some sort of implied official effect, but in reality, it is simply a complaint.

A deceitful confidence trick, or mischief causing discomfort or annoyance

You should learn to spot their shenanigans and avoid being fooled.

reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
A deceitful confidence trick, or mischief causing discomfort or annoyance. Often the term is used in the plural: shenanigans. The word may have come from the Irish language, however in some regions, shenanigans can merely be harmless mischievous play, especially by children
the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
Trickery, games; skulduggery. To "call", "claim" or "declare" shenanigans is to rhetorically and ironically label something as officially deceitful, improper, or otherwise incorrect
{i} trick, prank; mischief
shenanigans
You can use shenanigans to refer to rather dishonest or immoral behaviour, especially when you think it is amusing or interesting. the private shenanigans of public figures. bad behaviour that is not very serious, or slightly dishonest activities
shenanigans
plural of shenanigan
shenanigan

    Silbentrennung

    she·na·ni·gan

    Türkische aussprache

    şınänîgın

    Aussprache

    /sʜəˈnanəgən/ /ʃəˈnænɪɡən/

    Etymologie

    [ sh&-'na-ni-g&n ] (noun.) 1855. Uncertain in origin. These have been suggested: * From Irish sionnachuighim (“I play the fox”), * From Spanish chanada, a shortening of charranada (“trick", "deceit”), * From German slang schenigeln (“to work”) from peddler’s argot Schenigelei (“work”). * From French ces manigances (“these fraudulent schemes”).

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