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fenagled

fe·na·gle
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-ney-guh l]
    • /fɪˈneɪ gəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-ney-guh l]
    • /fɪˈneɪ gəl/

Definitions of fenagled word

  • verb with object fenagled to trick, swindle, or cheat (a person) (often followed by out of): He finagled the backers out of a fortune. 1
  • verb with object fenagled to get or achieve (something) by guile, trickery, or manipulation: to finagle an assignment to the Membership Committee. 1
  • verb without object fenagled to practice deception or fraud; scheme. 1
  • verb fenagled simple past tense and past participle of fenagle. 0

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Origin of fenagled

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
1925-30, Americanism; finaig- (variant of fainaigue) + -le

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Parts of speech for Fenagled

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fenagled popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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