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SHENANIGAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shenanigan mean? 

SHENANIGAN (noun)
  The noun SHENANIGAN has 2 senses:

1. reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
2. the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

  Familiarity information: SHENANIGAN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHENANIGAN (noun)


Sense 1shenanigan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

devilment; shenanigan; mischief; mischief-making; roguery; roguishness; deviltry; devilry; rascality; mischievousness

Hypernyms ("shenanigan" is a kind of...):

misbehavior; misbehaviour; misdeed (improper or wicked or immoral behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shenanigan"):

blaze; hell (noisy and unrestrained mischief)

monkey business (mischievous or deceitful behavior)

hooliganism; malicious mischief; vandalism (willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others)


Sense 2shenanigan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

chicanery; wile; shenanigan; trickery; chicane; guile

Hypernyms ("shenanigan" is a kind of...):

deceit; deception; dissembling; dissimulation (the act of deceiving)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shenanigan"):

dupery; fraud; fraudulence; hoax; humbug; put-on (something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage)

jugglery (artful trickery designed to achieve an end)


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