Saturday, January 2, 2010

Skulduggery

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-noun
1. dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery
2. an instance of dishonest or deceitful behavior; trick

Examples:
"The sale was a skulduggery. You got a discount initially, but you paid for it in a processing fee!"
"I see right through your skulduggery - I saw you kissing someone else!"

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"1856, apparently an alteration of Scottish sculdudrie 'adultery' (1713), sculduddery 'bawdry, obscenity' (1821), a euphemism of uncertain origin."

Awkwardness rating: 6

The lipstick stains reveal your skulduggery! (sheknows.com)

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