Definitions for legerdemainˌlɛdʒ ər dəˈmeɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

leg•er•de•mainˌlɛdʒ ər dəˈmeɪn(n.)

  1. sleight of hand.

  2. trickery; deception.

  3. any artful trick.

Origin of legerdemain:

1400–50; late ME legerdemeyn, lygarde de mayne < MF: lit., light of hand


Princeton's WordNet

  1. magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deception(noun)

    an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers


  1. legerdemain(Noun)

    Sleight of hand; "magic" trickery

  2. legerdemain(Noun)

    A show of skill or deceitful ability

  3. Origin: From léger de main "light (weight) of hand"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legerdemain(noun)

    sleight of hand; a trick of sleight of hand; hence, any artful deception or trick


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