Definitions for finagler

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fi•na•glefɪˈneɪ gəl(v.)-gled, -gling.

  1. (v.t.)to trick, swindle, or cheat (a person) (often fol. by out of):

    He finagled the backers out of a fortune.

  2. to get or achieve (something) by guile, trickery, or manipulation:

    to finagle an invitation.

  3. (v.i.)to practice deception or fraud; scheme.

Origin of finagle:

1925–30, Amer.; alter. of dial. (W, SW England) fainaigue to shirk, renege


Princeton's WordNet

  1. finagler, wangler(noun)

    a deceiver who uses crafty misleading methods


  1. finagler(Noun)

    A person who finagles; a cheat or swindler


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