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chicanery Definition

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

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By: Jamie
His use of political chicanery was not picked up by the public and he won the election.

Think trickery, rhymes with chicanery. Also related to subterfuge, which is when a person uses deceit to achieve a goal. Subterfuge is more of a scheme or strategy, whereas chicanery is using tricks to fool people, like a magician, who is full of chicanery.