And many would-be conquerors have managed to finagle bits and pieces.
Maybe he can finagle a vote before the rage caucus gets fully into gear.
1926, American English, possibly a variant of English dialectal fainaigue "to cheat or renege" (at cards), of unknown origin. Liberman says finagle is from figgle, phonetic variant of fiddle "fidget about," frequentative of fig. Related: Finagled; finagling.
A male homosexual; fag: The guy must be a real whacko. A fegelah, you figure?
[1960s+; fr Yiddish, ''little bird'']