Saturday, October 16, 1999
Definitions for legerdemain
- Sleight of hand.
- A display of skill, trickery, or artful deception.
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Citations for legerdemain
We are inclined to regard the treatment of [paradoxes] . . . as a mere legerdemain of words.
Their alleged legerdemain at the blackjack table and roulette wheel of the luxurious Salle Anglaise was caught on closed-circuit television.
Origin of legerdemain
late Middle English
Legerdemain is from Old French leger de main, literally "light of hand": leger, "light" + de, "of" + main, "hand."