Meaning of “shenanigans” in the English Dictionary

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"shenanigans" in British English

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shenanigansnoun [ plural ]

uk /ʃəˈnæn.ɪ.ɡənz/ us /ʃəˈnæn.ɪ.ɡənz/ informal disapproving

secret or dishonest activities, usually of a complicated and humorous or interesting type:

More business/political shenanigans were exposed in the newspapers today.

(Definition of “shenanigans” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shenanigans" in American English

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shenanigansplural noun

us /ʃəˈnæn·ɪ·ɡənz/

humorous or dishonest tricks:

I don’t know how he puts up with their shenanigans.

(Definition of “shenanigans” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)