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Daemon
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shenanigan

(noun) Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.

Synonyms: mischief, devilment, roguery, devilry, mischievousness, rascality

Usage: Mr. Jones had had enough of Billy's shenanigans and sent him to the principal's office in the hopes that she would be able to straighten the unruly student out.
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shenanigan
Definition: (noun) Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.
Synonyms: mischief, devilment, roguery, devilry, mischievousness, rascality
Usage: Mr. Jones had had enough of Billy's shenanigans and sent him to the principal's office in the hopes that she would be able to straighten the unruly student out.
8BooksOfSengathe
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 5:56:28 AM

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Daemon wrote:
shenanigan

(noun) Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.

Synonyms: mischief, devilment, roguery, devilry, mischievousness, rascality

Usage: Mr. Jones had had enough of Billy's shenanigans and sent him to the principal's office in the hopes that she would be able to straighten the unruly student out.



The newest employee was informed that the retiring manager
was known for his practical jokes , and for doing a shenanigan
or two , at office parties and on newbies.
anddye
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If you know someone named Shannon who happens to be somewhat mischievous, you can refer to their exploits as being shannonigans. I don't see that in any of the definitions, though. So, I guess I could be wrong.
thar
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Quote:
Of uncertain origin. These possibilities have been suggested:

Irish sionnachuighim (“I play the fox”).
Spanish charada, a shortening of charranada (“trick, deceit”).
Rhine Franconian schinägeln (“to work hard”), from the peddler's argot term Schenigelei (“work”).
French ces manigances (“these fraudulent schemes”).


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shenanigan (n.)
1855, of uncertain origin. Earliest records of it are in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, U.S.
Suggestions include Spanish chanada, a shortened form of charranada "trick, deceit;" or, less likely, German Schenigelei, peddler's argot for "work, craft," or the related German slang verb schinäglen. Another guess centers on Irish sionnach "fox."
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Adyl Mouhei
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Daemon wrote:
shenanigan

(noun) Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.

Synonyms: mischief, devilment, roguery, devilry, mischievousness, rascality

Usage: Mr. Jones had had enough of Billy's shenanigans and sent him to the principal's office in the hopes that she would be able to straighten the unruly student out.
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