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English noun: shenanigan

1. shenanigan (act) reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others


Synonymsdevilment, devilry, deviltry, mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness


Broader (hypernym)misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed


Narrower (hyponym)blaze, hell, hooliganism, malicious mischief, monkey business, vandalism

2. shenanigan (act) the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)


Synonymschicane, chicanery, guile, trickery, wile


Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation


Narrower (hyponym)dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, jugglery, put-on









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