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chicane (deception)

Definition:

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

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

chicanes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

chicanery | dodgery [Britain] | guile | shenanigan | trickery | wile

Etymology:

in various senses, "obstacles on a roadway" (20th century), also a term in...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of chicane...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

chicanery | chicaneries [plural]

verbal deception or trickery, especially in legal quibbling; dishonest or sharp practice | a trick, deception, or quibble (17 of 448 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chicanery

Merriam-Webster:

chicanery | chicaneries [plural] | trickery [synonym, sense-specific] | trick [synonym, sense-specific] | artifice [synonym, sense-specific] | chicane [synonym, sense-specific] | gamesmanship [synonym, sense-specific] | hanky-panky [synonym, sense-specific] | jiggery-pokery [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

deception by artful subterfuge or sophistry; "trickery" | a piece of sharp practice (as at law); "trick" (16 of 141 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chicanery

Oxford Dictionary:

chicanery

the use of deception or subterfuge to achieve one's purpose (10 of 45 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chicanery

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chicanery [uncountable, formal]

the use of clever, unfair, or dishonest methods to trick people, especially in legal matters (15 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chicanery

Random House Dictionary:

chicanery | chicaneries [plural]

trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry. | a quibble or subterfuge used to trick, deceive, or evade. (17 of 39 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/chicanery

New World Dictionary:

chicanery | chicaneries [plural]

the use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings | an instance of this (21 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chicanery

Cambridge Dictionary:

chicanery [formal]

clever, dishonest talk or behaviour which is used to deceive people (11 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chicanery

Wiktionary:

chicanery | chicaneries [plural] | dishonesty [synonym, sense-specific] | fraud [synonym, sense-specific] | trickery [synonym, sense-specific] | subterfuge [synonym, sense-specific]

Deception by use of trickery, quibbling, or subterfuge. | [countable, law] A slick performance by a lawyer. (16 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chicanery

American Heritage Dictionary:

chicanery

Deception by trickery or sophistry. (5 of 9 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chicanery

Wikipedia:

John Wile | John David Wile
(Born: 9 March 1947)

an English former footballer and manager. Wile played as a central defender for Sunderland, although he did not play a Football League match for them. In 1967-68 he signed for Peterborough United, having had a trial there first. He made 130 senior ... (42 of 737 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/John Wile

Encarta Dictionary:

chicanery | chicaneries [plural]

deception or trickery, especially by the clever manipulation of language (10 of 23 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596642​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

chicane

Origin: in various senses, "obstacles on a roadway" (20th century), also a term in bridge, apparently all ultimately from an archaic verb chicane "to ... (23 of 35 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=chicane

chicanery

First use: about 1600

Origin: French chicanerie "trickery", from Middle French chicaner "to pettifog, quibble" (15th century), perhaps from Middle Low German ... (19 of 36 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=chicanery

Oxford Dictionary:

chicane

First use: late 17th century

Origin: (in the senses "chicanery" and "use chicanery"): from French chicane (noun), chicaner (verb) "quibble", of unknown origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chicane

chicanery

First use: late 16th century

Origin: French chicanerie, from chicaner "to quibble" (see "chicane")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chicanery

New World Dictionary:

chicane | chicaned [past tense] | chicaning [present participle]

Origin: French from chicaner, to pettifog, quibble from Middle Low German schikken, to arrange, bring about

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chicane

chicanery | chicaneries [plural]

Origin: French chicanerie from "chicane"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chicanery

Collins Dictionary:

chicane

First use: 17th century

Origin: from French chicaner to quibble, of obscure origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chicane

American Heritage Dictionary:

chicane | chicaned [past tense] | chicaning [present participle] | chicanes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: French chicaner, from Old French, to quibble.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chicane

Merriam-Webster:

chicane [entry 1, verb] | chicaned [past tense] | chicaning [present participle]

First use: about 1672

Origin: French chicaner, from Middle French, to quibble, prevent justice

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chicane

Wiktionary:

chicanery

Origin: French chicanerie ("trickery"), from chicaner.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chicanery

Encarta Dictionary:

chicane [entry 1] | chicanes [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: French from chicaner "to quibble"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596641​/definition​.html  [offline]

chicane [entry 2] | chicaned [past tense] | chicaning [present participle] | chicanes [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: French chicaner "to quibble"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596640​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

chicanery

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chicanery"

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Collins Dictionary:

chicane

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chicane"

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chicanery | chicaneries [plural]

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

chicane [countable] | chicanes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chicane"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chicane

chicanery [uncountable, formal]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

chicane [countable] | chicanes [plural]

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chicanery [uncountable, formal]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

chicane [specialized]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "chicane"

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chicanery [formal]

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the Free Dictionary:

chicane

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chicanery

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Google Dictionary:

chicane | chicanes [plural] | chicaned [past tense] | chicaning [present participle]

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chicanery

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

chicane

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chicanery

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YourDictionary Audio:

chicane

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chicanery

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