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shenanigans meaning and definition

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Definition of shenanigans (noun)

  1. Silly or high-spirited behavior; mischief.
    • "The kids were up to their usual shenanigans, turning the living room into a pirate ship."
    • "We had some good-natured shenanigans at the office party with everyone wearing funny hats."
    • "The camp counselors planned a day of fun and shenanigans for the last day of summer camp."
  2. Deceptive or underhanded activity or maneuvering.
    • "The judge had no tolerance for the defendant's shenanigans in trying to evade justice."
    • "She uncovered shenanigans in the accounting department where funds had been misappropriated."
    • "The political shenanigans of the past week have led to a vote of no confidence."

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