Wile - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwaɪl|  American pronunciation of the word wile
Brit.  |wʌɪl|  British pronunciation of the word wile

noun

- the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them) (syn: chicane, chicanery, guile, shenanigan, trickery)

Examples

...had to use all of her wiles to convince her guests to stay for dinner...

...it took both wile and cajolery to talk him into it...

...her stories of the Old South could wile anyone...

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