[ US /ʃəˈnænɪɡən/ ]
[ UK /ʃɪnˈænɪɡən/ ]
  1. the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
  2. reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
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How To Use shenanigan In A Sentence

  • People have grown accustomed to political shenanigans to the point where it's considered a form of entertainment.
  • The cause is the implosion of the Niners' salary cap, and the detonation may not yet be over, if the league, as rumored, penalizes San Francisco for past contract shenanigans by revoking future draft picks.
  • The slugger's off-field shenanigans were not laughable.
  • The marital tragi-comedy stars the director's actress wife Emmanuelle Seigner as a free-spirited temptress wed to an invalid Peter Coyote, engaged in seductive cruise-ship shenanigans with Hugh Grant and Kristin Scott-Thomas. Start September With Superior Cinema
  • Go back to Sweden and take your criminal shenanigans with you.
  • The entire manifesto is here, but seriously, this is not worth the crazy shenanigans that preceded it. The Open Cloud Manifesto Is Nothing But a Vapor Tiger
  • As the dollar completes its inevitable descent into the netherworld of official shenanigans, you and I are left to try and figure out what we can do to protect what we have worked for all of our lives.
  • Related Terms & Expressions: la farce = stuffing une farce = a prank, practical joke un farceur, une farceuse = a practical joker farceur, farceuse (adjective) = mischievous tomates farcies = stuffed tomatoes farci de fautes = littered with mistakes se farcir quelqu'un = to put up with someone avoir la tête farcie = to have had enough (of another's shenanigans, of one's own problems) Ex.: J'ai la tête farcie! Farcir - French Word-A-Day
  • She was not an unordinary child, she came from a large family with lots of kids who were also never spanked, they were not perfect children, but they were disciplined and well-liked, and having “lived” in their house, I could see no other heavy-handed parental shenanigans … and the question I asked myself was “So then … what is wrong with ME that I need to be hit in order to learn?” Sticks And Stones | Her Bad Mother
  • If players haven't been booked or sent off, or there aren't shenanigans in a game, then it's considered a boring match.
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