shenanigan has definitions from the field of law
[ noun ] (law) reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

If there is a moral lurking among the shenanigans , it is hard to find .

(The Providence Journal...)

Instead - and not just to prove my objectivity - I hasten to report that it 's a highly amusing film which probably does a fairly accurate job of reporting on the Easter vacation shenanigans of collegians down in Fort_Lauderdale , and that it seems to come_to_grips quite honestly with the moral problem that most commonly vexes youngsters in this age_group - that_is_to_say , sex .

[ noun ] the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

And she felt amply rewarded for her suffering when the evidence of Lee 's quack shenanigans , gathered by the tape_recorder under her friend 's clothing , proved adequate in court for convicting Franklin_D._Lee .

Related terms

deception fraud jugglery cheat