Shenanigan - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʃəˈnænɪɡən|  American pronunciation of the word shenanigan
Brit.  |ʃəˈnænɪɡən|  British pronunciation of the word shenanigan

noun

- reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others (syn: devilment, devilry, deviltry, mischief, mischievousness, rascality, roguery)
- the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them) (syn: chicane, chicanery, guile, trickery, wile)

Examples

...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...

These facts indicate there is some shenanigan going on.

Are you quite sure? No shenanigan?

Readers of the newspapers do not recognize every shenanigan inflicted upon them.

There is too much shenanigan going on here.

They will catch cold doing shenanigans outdoors in the middle of the night.

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