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shenanigan (n.)

1855年,来源不明。最早的记录是在美国加州的旧金山和萨克拉门托。建议包括西班牙语 chanada ,是 charranada "欺骗,欺骗"的缩写形式;或者,不太可能是德语 Schenigelei ,小贩的argot代表"工作,手艺",或者相关的德语俚语动词 schinäglen 。另一个猜测集中在爱尔兰语 sionnach "狐狸"。

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Definitions of shenanigan from WordNet

shenanigan (n.)
reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others;
Synonyms: mischief / mischief-making / mischievousness / deviltry / devilry / devilment / rascality / roguery / roguishness
shenanigan (n.)
the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them);
Synonyms: trickery / chicanery / chicane / guile / wile
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