What you accuse your brother of when you find out he hid a battery in your coat.
Jimmy pulled this chicanery! He defecated through a sunroof!
by grease_of_sandwich February 9, 2021
The use of deceptive or underhanded tactics. May also describe the act of defecating through a sunroof
" You think this is something? You think this is bad? This, this chicanery? He's done worse.
by TheOtherPseudonymusBosch August 23, 2022
Better Call Saul or Breaking Bad media is known as 'Chicanery'
The actual word means lies or deception
I am not crazy! I know he swapped those numbers. I knew it was 1216. One after Magna Carta. As if I could ever make such a mistake. Never. Never! I just - I just couldn't prove it. He covered his tracks, he got that idiot at the copy shop to lie for him. You think this is something? You think this is bad? This? This chicanery? He's done worse. That billboard! Are you telling me that a man just happens to fall like that? No! *He* orchestrated it! Jimmy! He *defecated* through a *sunroof*! And I saved him! And I shouldn't have. I took him into my own firm! What was I *thinking*? He'll never change. He'll *never* change! Ever since he was 9, *always* the same! Couldn't keep his hands out of the cash drawer! But not our Jimmy! Couldn't be precious *Jimmy*! Stealing them blind! And *HE* gets to be a lawyer? What a sick joke! I should've stopped him when I had the chance!
by oneaftermagnacarta1216 September 23, 2022
Deception by trickery or sophistry.
A trick; a subterfuge.

Mean or unfair artifice to perplex a cause and obscure the truth; stratagem; sharp practice; sophistry.

the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
The Bush Administration is now the commander-in-theif (lower-case intentional) thanks to their chicanery.
by Peter Drumm May 2, 2004
it's a place where Chicanos (mexican-americans) go to school to learn trades.
he went to a chicanery and learned how to fix cars.
by marvin a March 24, 2006
Hybrid term melding "shabby chic" and "chicanery."

shabby chic:
a style using worn and deteriorated items to achieve an elegant overall effect

chicanery:
trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry

Shabby chicanery:
Constant failed attempts at using second-hand items in one's home decor to achieve a look of false elegance. Result is invariably much more Salvation Army than Apres-La-Guerre.
Another broke down La-Z-Boy? Enough with the shabby chicanery, already.
by Tom Terranova August 14, 2007
An act of deception that is attended to mislead or trick an individual.
Professor Davis's test was Bullshit - Chicanery, not of the students pass.
by ShadownKnuckles June 16, 2017