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[roh-guh-ree] /ˈroʊ gə ri/
noun, plural rogueries.
roguish conduct; rascality.
playful mischief.
Origin of roguery
1590-1600; rogue + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He became a low pettifogger, and quickly grew notorious throughout the country as legal adviser in all cases of roguery.

  • And let us have a prelude about all this sort of roguery, like the preludes of our other laws.

    Laws Plato
  • Dog shows have opened the door to a good deal of roguery; unscrupulous breeders have bred dogs for size, head, coat, and colour.

  • This is a vile falsehood, devised for some infernal scheme of roguery.

  • A sneaking sympathy with roguery, however, is a very different thing from a delight in extravagance.

    Irish Plays and Playwrights Cornelius Weygandt
  • "One must deal with a rogue according to his roguery," Colonel John retorted.

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • History does not tell us who it was that discovered this new continent of roguery.

    A Book of Scoundrels Charles Whibley
  • "No lies, no roguery, or I'll have you at the whipping-post," roared the governor.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • What iss that but roguery, for all that this Mr. Harness says!

    Strife (First Series Plays) John Galsworthy
  • I have lived as a rogue till I have no other nature than roguery.

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for roguery


noun (pl) -gueries
behaviour characteristic of a rogue
a roguish or mischievous act
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for roguery

1590s, from rogue (n.) + -ery.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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