What does Shenanigans mean?A slang term for secret activities or maneuvering that was meant to be hidden.
Other definitions of Shenanigans:
- Slang term for silly, high-spirited behavior or mischief. Typically, such behavior is hidden from an authority figure.
- Tricky conduct that is questionable at best. Often regarded as peculiar and the opposite of straight-forward.
- Underhanded tricks or mischievous acts. Earliest known use of this slang word appeared in the mid-1800s.
- Enthusiastic, often devilish behavior that one hopes to engage in secretly.
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How to use the term
I can tell you two are up to some shenanigans. What are you trying?
Your shenanigans have been revealed. Now, it's my turn.
We do not have time for political shenanigans. The time to act is now.
I call shenanigans.
Call a restaurant "Shenanigans" seems risky. People are going to think your pulling shenanigans with their food.
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