[fi-ney-guh l] /fɪˈneɪ gəl/
verb (used with object), finagled, finagling.
to trick, swindle, or cheat (a person) (often followed by out of):
He finagled the backers out of a fortune.
to get or achieve (something) by guile, trickery, or manipulation:
to finagle an assignment to the Membership Committee.
verb (used without object), finagled, finagling.
to practice deception or fraud; scheme.
(transitive) to get or achieve by trickery, craftiness, or persuasion; wangle
to use trickery or craftiness on (a person)
1926, American English, possibly a variant of English dialectal fainaigue “to cheat or renege” (at cards), of unknown origin. Liberman says finagle is from figgle, phonetic variant of fiddle “fidget about,” frequentative of fig. Related: Finagled; finagling.
A male homosexual; fag: The guy must be a real whacko. A fegelah, you figure?
[1960s+; fr Yiddish, ”little bird”]
[fahyn-l] /ˈfaɪn l/ adjective 1. pertaining to or coming at the end; last in place, order, or time: the final meeting of the year. 2. ultimate: The final goal is world peace. 3. conclusive or decisive: a final decision. 4. constituting the end or purpose: a final result. 5. pertaining to or expressing the end […]
noun, Aristotelianism. 1. See under (def 8b). [kawz] /kɔz/ noun 1. a person or thing that acts, happens, or exists in such a way that some specific thing happens as a result; the producer of an effect: You have been the cause of much anxiety. What was the cause of the accident? 2. the reason […]
[fil-ee] /ˈfɪl i/ noun, plural fillies. 1. a young female horse. 2. Informal. a girl or young woman. /ˈfɪlɪ/ noun (pl) -lies 1. a female horse or pony under the age of four 2. (informal, rare) a spirited girl or young woman n. c.1400, fyly, possibly from Old Norse fylja, fem. of foli “foal” (see […]
[fil-uhp] /ˈfɪlˌʌp/ noun 1. an act or instance of filling up, as a tank with fuel.