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Monday, November 26, 2012

Definitions for fainaigue

  1. To shirk; evade work or responsibility.
  2. To renege at cards.

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Citations for fainaigue
I finally fainaigue a tin plate out of the mess department, for which I am required to give two lire. Harry Partch, Thomas McGeary, Bitter Music: Collected Journals, Essays, Introductions, and Librettos
I've a two-year stretch up here, unless I quit or fainaigue a transfer. , "Astounding Science fiction, Volume 31, issue 21943"
Origin of fainaigue
Fainaigue stems from British dialect, but its exact origins are unclear. Whether or not it has a relationship to finagle is a source of debate.