Answer: to use tricks or clever talk to decive or eveade
Word Origin late 16th century: from French chicanerie from chicaner 'to quibble' (see chicane).
Scrabble Points: 19
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Chicanery Has Roots in French We have hardly any words that do so fully expresse the French clinquant naiveté … chicaneries. So lamented English writer John Evelyn in a letter to Sir Peter Wyche in 1665.
noun plural chi·can·er·ies. trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry: He resorted to the worst flattery and chicanery to win the job. a quibble or subterfuge used to trick deceive or evade. OTHER WORDS FOR chicanery
chicanery - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them) wile shenanigan trickery chicane guile dissimulation deception dissembling deceit - the act of deceiving dupery hoax put-on humbug fraud fraudulence - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery...